Eventually, Josep Maria Bartomeu have announced Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique’s successor. The former Athletic Bilbao coach is now the new head coach of Barcelona. The new coach endorsed a two year contract with the Catalan club and an option to extend the deal by one year.
The current Barcelona head coach who have had some worth of success in the Catalan club have announced his retirement which will be at the end of the 2016/2017 season. Luis Enrique made the announcement in the press conference room after the 6-1victory against Sporting Gijon.
Luis Suarez at 81 is a living Football legend and a one time winner of the 1960 Ballon d’Or award. In a recent interview with Cadena SER radio, he spoke about the best option for Luis Enrique coaching career as well as the best possible replacement for the Austrian coach in case if he decides not to renew with Barca.
While going into 2016, Luis Enrique left doubts about his renewal as a Barcelona coach. Now in 2017, he still continue to leave doubt on whether to renew his contract with the club. Few days ago while speaking to Barca TV, the coach disclosed he would check the bad side of his work before deciding if he would renew.
After the Clasico game, Luis Enrique accepted there’s need to improve in upcoming games. Although, he stressed that there’s need for improvement on his team but football have not being fair on his side after the late goal scored by Sergio Ramos. He thinks Barcelona deserve a win against Real Madrid.
According to Mundo Deportivo, before the Monday training session took place at the Ciutat Esportiva, Luis Enrique had arrange a closed door meeting with his players and coaches to discuss about the Sunday’s game against Real Sociedad. The meeting lasted for just 20 minutes.
After the goalless draw for FC Barcelona against Malaga, it only tells that it is the worst start for the club after Week 12 game of the 2016/2017 Spanish league campaign. This means that Barca have won the least points since that last season of Frank Riijkaard as a Barcelona coach.
After the goalless draw against Malaga, Luis Enrique spoke to the media on the Saturday’s game. The Barca coach is not disappointed after the game, although he stressed his side should have won because they were the better side.
According to the Madrid based sports dailies AS, FC Barcelona has an alternative plan if Luis Enrique fails to renew has contract with the club as a coach. Although the club has convinced the head coach to extend his contract with them, the coach reply is till the end of spring.
Next week Saturday, FC Barcelona will welcome Malaga for the Week 12 La Liga match which will kick off by 4:15 pm CET. Malaga is a less tougher opponent for Barca which should leave Luis Enrique less worried ahead of the next Lal Liga clash. But the reality is that Luis Enrique is more troubled than he should be because of the state of his defense lineup.