Boss Javi Calleja signs two-year Villarreal deal

Villarreal have agreed a two-year contract extension for Coach Javi Calleja – who they sacked earlier in the season.

Calleja was dismissed by the club on 10 December but returned to the club exactly 50 days later following an underwhelming stint by his successor Luis Garcia.

Upon his return to the Estadio de la Ceramica, Calleja won 10 of his 23 matches at the helm and he reportedly had the full backing of president Fernando Roig.

It was heavily reported that the Yellow Submarine were considering other options following the end of the season, with Quique Setien linked following his dismissal from Real Betis.

During his playing days, Calleja played in the first team of Villarreal across a seven-year stint, including helping the club reach the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2006.

Across his 88 matches in charge of the Yellow Submarine, Calleja has won 35 matches, drawn 24 and lost 29.

The 41-year-old guided Villarreal to safety this campaign but the club’s ambitions next season will likely to be targeting a European spot.

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