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Celta replace Herrera with Resino

Created on 19 Feb., 2013 1:29 AM GMT

Celta Vigo have replaced manager Paco Herrera with Abel Resino, the struggling La Liga club have confirmed.

Celta slumped to a 3-1 defeat to the hands of Getafe last week and sit 18th in the standings, four points adrift of safety.

"Celta have closed negotiations for Abel Resino to be coach of the first team," read an official statement on the club's website.

"He replaces Paco Herrera on the bench, who the club want to convey their appreciation to for his hard work in recent seasons and the unforgettable promotion achieved last season."

Herrera, who took Celta back into the top flight after five seasons in Segunda Division, claims to have been left in the dark about his dismissal.

"Unfortunately, still nobody from the club has called me. After almost three years, I think out of respect they should have communicated something," the 59-year-old told EFE on Monday.

New Celta manager Resino will be looking to recreate last season's heroics, when he saved Granada from La Liga relegation.

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