Luis Enrique undergoes appendix surgery

The 44-year-old was rushed to hospital on Monday but will leave within a few days after coming through a routine operation unscathed, the Liga club have confirmed
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has successfully undergone surgery for appendicitis.

The 44-year-old was rushed to hospital with serious pain on Monday before tests confirmed the problem.

The Spanish giants have since revealed that the operation was a success and Enrique is expected to leave hospital within the next few days.

The former Barca midfielder – who played for the Spanish giants between 1996 and 2004 – was named Gerardo Martino's replacement in May.

Enrique signed a two-year deal in May after leading Celta Vigo to a ninth-placed finish in Spain last term having previously coached Serie A side Roma and the Blaugrana's 'B' side.