associate sponsors

Llyod
HDFC

La Liga: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique avoids questions over his future amid exit rumours

Barcelona: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique again avoided questions over his future on Wednesday as speculation grows that he could walk away from the Spanish champions at the end of the season.

Enrique has won eight trophies in two and a half years in charge but is out of contract at the end of the season and is in no rush to renew, with the club's focus on securing new deals for Lionel Messi and captain Andres Iniesta.

Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique talks with Barcelona's second coach Juan Carlos Unzue in Camp Nou. AFP

Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique talks with Barcelona's second coach Juan Carlos Unzue in Camp Nou. AFP

Barcelona daily Sport reported on Wednesday that Enrique's assistant Juan Carlos Unzue is his preferred choice to take over should he leave, whilst Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli has also been heavily linked with a move to the Camp Nou given his fine first season in Spanish football.

"I don't have anything to say," Enrique replied when pressed on his future and whether Unzue, who has barely any senior managerial experience, could handle the role.

However, Enrique insisted his relationship with the squad is as good as ever in his third season in charge.

"This is my third year here and I see the same desire, same eagerness and will to want to keep making history and winning titles.

"I see the same hunger and I would even say it is greater with every passing season."

Barca remain well-placed to land more trophies under Enrique's watch as they welcome Real Sociedad to the Camp Nou on Thursday for the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final holding a 1-0 first-leg lead.

The Spanish champions are also only two points adrift of La Liga leaders Real Madrid, although Madrid also have a game in hand, and face Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League.


Updated Date: Jan 26, 2017 11:09 AM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See



{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}