Celta Vigo Appoint Costa
Today on August 30th, La Liga side Celta Vigo have confirmed the appointment of former Swindon Town manager Rui Costa after he quit The Robins not that long ago. Costa, 42, resigned from his post as manager of Swindon Town on the 28th July, and that was because he felt he needed a new challenge in his career. It has been revealed that the former Benfica player also applied for vacant posts at Benfica, where he was hoping for a hero's return, AC Milan and HSV, where he got interviewed for the job at all three teams but not one of them followed up after the interview, all preferring more established managers. Costa has signed a contract until 2017 and will be earning a wage of what's thought to be a sum of around £17,750 per week and will be asked to help Vigo avoid relegation to Liga Adelante. Last season they finished 17th place in La Liga, narrowly avoiding relegation after a 5 year absence from Spain's top flight, and will be looking to develop and progress under Costa.
Speaking to Spanish newspaper Marca, Costa had this to say: "When the position at Celta Vigo became available, I knew that they were the team for me. I know I applied for three other jobs before hand, but they were a rush to get back into management as I knew I couldn't stay away from the game for long. The project available at Vigo was just too tempting, they have some fantastic youth players, a great squad and they do have some money to spend too. I want to try and remain in the post for a long time, as I believe that with some of the players we have at the club at the moment there is a strong chance we can survive relegation, I mean look at the job I did at Swindon, they were in the relegation zone when i took over, we ended up winning promotion, but the fans shouldn't expect us to challenge the big boys just yet though. I plead with the fans to get behind me from the start and trust my transfer dealings as I only bring in players who I think will help the club progress up the table. I would like to thank the board for giving me the job and I will not let them or the fans down."