Celta confident in Berizzo deal

Celta Vigo are said to be confident Eduardo Berizzo will agree a new deal to remain in charge at Balaidos.

Discussions over extending the Argentine’s stay at the club have been on-going since December, Marca notes, and it would be a surprise if they weren’t to lead to a renewal.

The club initially wanted an agreement before Christmas but with the busy schedule of Primera and Copa del Rey fixtures, it proved too difficult to thrash out.

It’s felt that the situation is better now as Celta only have the League to play and Berizzo, who did say he wanted to talk only at the end of the season, has suggested he’ll continue for at least another year.

Berizzo is a former Celta player and took the bench after Luis Enrique quit to go to Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

He was involved in the club’s winter recruitment, getting both of his preferred signings – Marcelo Diaz and Claudio Beauvue.

Celta want Berizzo’s signature soon so they can fully plan for next season knowing he’s remaining as the Coach, and are sure they’ll get it.

The only sticking point appears to be Celta’s preference to re-sign Berizzo for two years, the same length as his initial contract, while Berizzo would prefer a one-year extension.

Tags Eduardo Berizzo