Enrique won’t discuss future

Celta Vigo Coach Luis Enrique has refused to be drawn on whether he is set to take over at Barcelona.

The former Blaugrana player is the heavy favourite to replace current Camp Nou incumbent Tata Martino, having reportedly already met with Barca officials to discuss terms.

However, speaking at the pre-match Press conference ahead of his current side’s match with Real Madrid on Sunday, the 44-year-old declined to comment on his future.

“The League season finishes in a week,” Enrique said to the assembled media. “After that we can discuss other things.

“Everything that happens at my home or during my free time is part of my private life.”

The former Barca player then said he would like to see his old team win the La Liga title, though he thinks Atletico Madrid deserve enormous credit for the season they have had.

“I would like to see Barca win the League. I have always said it, but at the same time you need to recognise that Atletico have had a really unique season.

“It has been spectacular and they have been a surprise since day one.”

Enrique has the chance to do the Blaugrana a favour tomorrow when his side take on Los Blancos.

Victory for Celta at Balaidos would end Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s chances of finishing top and make it a straight fight between Barca and the Rojiblancos.

“We have nothing to play for but we have already shown we are a dangerous team. We are having a good run in terms of our form.

“Guaranteeing our survival has been a huge source of relief. Now we want to beat Real Madrid, who are still fighting for the League.

“The match is very exciting for us because they are a very potent rival and it is a great way to celebrate the club’s 90 year anniversary.

“The match has all the components needed to be a beautiful spectacle.”

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