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Who is Celta Vigo manager Fran Escribá?
Francisco Escribá Segura was born on 3 May 1965 in Valencia. Fran Escribá is the current Celta Vigo manager after taking over from Miguel Cardoso in March 2019. Escribá never played professional football but made many appearances for the Valencia youth team where he played between the years of 1977 and 1984.
Escriba played in the Valencia youth academy for 7 years from 1977 to 1984. He never broke into the first team nor did he make it professionally as a player. He then rejoined Valencia in 2002 after spending a year at Buñol as their manager. In his time at Valencia, he worked as a youth team manager before moving to Getafe as the assistant manager to manager Quique Sánchez Flores in 2004. For the next few seasons, Escriba followed Quique Sánchez Flores from club to club as his assistant manager at Valencia, Benfica and Atlético Madrid.
Escriba’s first big managerial job came in 2012 as he joined Spanish second division side Elche as their new permanent manager after leaving Quique Sánchez Flores at Atlético Madrid. In his opening season at the club, he guided the club to promotion along with winning the Miguel Muñoz Trophy in the same year. After spending 3 seasons with Elche, the club went into administration and Fran Escriba joined Getafe CF in June 2015. However, Escriba was sacked a year later due to a poor run of results.
Villarreal then appointed Escriba where he guided the club to UEFA Europa League qualification after finishing 5th in La Liga in his opening season at the club which was an incredible feat. In September 2017, the squad suffered many injuries and Escriba’s results were poor and Escriba was therefore sacked.
Fran Escribá was appointed as the permanent manager of Celta Vigo in March 2019 following the sacking of Miguel Cardoso after taking a year out of football. In the last few weeks of the season, Escriba took the team to a 17th placed finish and therefore survived relegation. The club have brought in Denis Suarez and Joseph Aidoo from FC Barcelona and KRC Genk respectively for a combined fee of £18m. Next season, the club will aim for a more stable position in mid table as they prepare for the monumental task that lies ahead of them.