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Javi Calleja steps in as Villarreal sack Fran Escriba

Javi Calleja has been named coach at Villarreal.

He steps up from the youth setup after Fran Escriba was sacked on Monday.

Escriba was shown the door after Villarreal's 4-0 defeat to Getafe. The Yellow Submarine sit 14th on the LaLiga table.

Calleja was in charge of Villarreal B this season, but will now take the senior post.

It's understood Calleja will be named permanent coach later today.

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