Luis Enrique has been added to the list of candidates to replace Manuel Pellegrini on the bench at Malaga, reports Mundo Deportivo.
The 43-year-old, who represented both Barcelona and Real Madrid during his playing career, has been without a club since an ill-fated stint at Roma in the 2011-12 campaign, having previously steered Barca’s B team into La Segunda.
The Malaga hierarchy are believed to have been impressed by the Asturian’s style of football with the Catalans, where his team was noted for its attractive style of touch football.
Over the last two weeks the Costa del Sol club has been heavily linked with Newell’s Old Boy boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, but the Argentine has led his side to the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores and would not be available until pre-season preparations were well underway.
Others on the list include Roberto Martinez, who this week left Wigan Athletic, Paco Jemez and Miroslav Djukic. However, Martinez is on the short list for the Everton job, Jemez is set to continue at Rayo Vallecano and Djukic may be on Valencia’s radar should Ernesto Valverde decide to leave Mestalla.