With the impending departure of Xavi Hernández in the summer, FC Barcelona has begun the search for his successor, and one name is strongly circulating in the dressing room: Luis Enrique. Although the coaching market has become a breeding ground for speculation, the majority of Barça players consider Luis Enrique to be the ideal option to lead the project next season.
The information was published by the newspaper SPORT and says that it is the option that best suits both the most experienced and the youngest players.
The Asturian coach already has a special connection with several members of the current Barcelona squad. Captains Sergi Roberto and Ter Stegen were led by Luis Enrique during his successful spell at the club. Sergi Roberto, in particular, underwent a crucial change under Luis Enrique when he moved to right-back in the 2015/16 season.
The squad supports Luis Enrique
The relationship of trust between Luis Enrique and his players also extends to other important elements of the team. Pedri, who praised Luis Enrique as the best coach of all time, as well as Ferran Torres, Gavi, Eric Garcia, Balde, Iñigo Martínez, Oriol Romeu and others support the idea of hiring the Asturian as coach.
Although Luis Enrique is currently at PSG, where he found success after a slow start, his contract until 2025 complicates the possibility of his return to Barcelona. However, the coach has left the door open to a second stint at the culé club on several occasions, expressing his gratitude for his previous experiences at Barcelona and his willingness to return in the future.