Luis Enrique in a match with Paris Saint-Germain

'LUCHO' HAS A CONTRACT WITH PSG UNTIL 2025

Luis Enrique, the almost impossible option that would best suit the Barça dressing room

Published:28/01/2024 - 10:46h

Updated:28/01/2024 - 10:46h

Among the possible successors of Xavi Hernández on the FC Barcelona bench, one of the names that would best fit the club would be, without a doubt, Luis Enrique. 'Lucho' won everything with the culés between 2014 and 2017, but he remains 'tied' to PSG

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The imminent exit of Xavi Hernández generates a lot of doubts in the staff of the FC Barcelona on the trainer that will assume the reins of the team in summer. Although luzca like an utopian option to these heights, one of the names that better would fit in the changing room culé would be the one of Luis Enrique. The Asturian knows well to the majority of referents of the staff and, besides, has showed sufficient temper and character to go out of situations complicated.

Only Marc-André ter Stegen and Sergi Roberto, current captains of the Barça, survive of the staff that 'Struggle' directed between 2014 and 2017, but the step of the technician of 53 years by the Spanish Selection helped him to work with the majority of 'jewels' of the club, between them Pedri and Gavi, to those who gave full confidence from his apparition in the first Barcelona team. The Canarian was indisputable for the one of Gijón from 2021, whereas the Andalusian also won his place before the World-wide.

The own sucedió with Ferran Torres and Alejandro Balde, two footballers that Luis Enrique always backed. Even Iñigo Martínez and Oriol Romeu had good relation with him, this last in his go through the Barça Atlètic. Nevertheless, further of the good precedents, the reality carries to the directive to bet by other much more feasible alternatives in the economic, although the own Asturian, in his moment, 'wetted' on a possible return to Catalonia.

Luis Enrique left opened the door to his return to the Barça

During the pandemia of the covid-19, still like seleccionador Spanish, Luis Enrique recognised in an interview that would like him return to the Barça, although it did not require when. "In all the teams where have trained have left the open door and could go back, my stage in the Barcelona was wonderful and always will be grateful", said in a telematic talk with 'SPORT'.

The Asturian went out of The Red after the World-wide of Qatar and this season signed by two years with Paris Saint-Germain. In this sense, his valid agreement until 2025 would be the main obstacle for a possible return to Catalonia, without explaining the difficult that would be for the club negotiate a wage chord to his hierarchy. In three seasons, the Spanish trainer won the six possible titles, five of them in a first year where only was missing him the Supercopa Spanish.

In total, went nine the titles that raised like culé, leaving a balance of 138 victories, 22 ties and 21 defeats in 181 parties, with an effectiveness of the 80,2 %, better that the reached by Pep Guardiola between 2009 and 2012 (78,8 %). Previously, 'I Struggle' it directed to the Celtic and the Rome, having begun his career in the benches in the Barcelona subsidiary in 2008.

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