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Celta appoints former Monterrey boss Antonio Mohamed as new coach

2:18 AM GMT 23/05/2018
Antonio Mohamed Monterrey
The Argentine has been handed the job with the La Liga outfit after the club parted way with Juan Carlos Unzue

Celta Vigo have announced the appointment of former Monterrey manager Antonio Mohamed as the club's new coach, replacing Juan Carlos Unzue in the role.

Unzue, a former assistant at Barcelona, spent a single season at Celta with his departure coming after the club finished 13th in La Liga

Celta moved swiftly to bring in Mohamed as Unzue's replacement, the Argentinian signing a two-year deal with the club.

The 48-year-old moves to Celta after three years in charge of Mexican side Monterrey, which won the Copa MX in the 2017 Apertura under his leadership.

Mohamed stepped down as Monterrey boss in early May, with the club accepting his resignation after being knocked out of the playoffs Saturday in the quarterfinal stage with a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Tijuana.

After coming away with a draw in the first leg against Xolos, Monterrey was unable to press the advantage at home, losing 2-1 in the second leg.

The experienced manager had lifted Liga MX trophies at his previous two stops in Mexico, winning the 2012 Apertura with Tijuana and the 2014 Apertura with Club America.

He also led Monterrey to first-place finishes in the regular season in the 2015 Clausura and the 2017 Apertura but fell short in the final in each tournament.

Monterrey appointed former Pachuca manager Diego Alonso as Mohamed's replacement earlier in the month.