This season is going to be Enrique’s last season with Barcelona. It was surprising to find out that the coach confirmed that he will step down. Enrique has had a troubling season at Camp Nou but was able to win three trophies.
Barcelona Sport daily Mundo Deportivo read “Goodbye leader,” on the front page in reference to Enrique’s announcement. However, he made this announcement after a 6-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon on Wednesday.
The 46-year-old calmly explained that he has had a tough call at Camp Nou and would need to rest, this news also came on the same night Barca overtook Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.
According to a Barcelona-based newspaper Sport, “Luis Enrique leaves as he has always been, faithful to who he is: unpredictable and indomitable,”
“His announcement took almost everyone by surprise in a decision that was strictly his.”
However, it was the sudden nature of his announcement rather than the decision to leave that shocked the most.
“In the summer he already told us he was considering this could be his final year,” said Barca president Maria Josep Bartomeu.
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