Eusebio pens Real Sociedad extension

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A return to Barcelona looks increasingly unlikely after the head coach committed to the Basque outfit for another two years with a new deal

Eusebio Sacristan has put pen to paper on a contract extension with Real Sociedad that will see him remain at the club until the summer of 2019.

The 52-year-old's previous deal was due to expire this summer, but the Liga club moved to secure his future, confirming the news on Monday.

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Eusebio, who succeeded David Moyes at San Sebastian in November 2015, has been linked with a return to Barcelona, having been identified as a potential successor to Luis Enrique.

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The former Spain international is one of three coaches on the Blaugrana's shortlist, but the latest development suggests that a move back to Catalunya is unlikely, in the short term at least.

Since taking over from Moyes at Sociedad, Eusebio has improved the club's fortunes, guiding them from 16th to a ninth-place finish last year.

He has continued that trajectory in the 2016-17 campaign and Sociedad currently find themselves fifth in the Primera Division after 23 games, four points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.