Enrique ‘staying for another year’

Luis Enrique reportedly has no intention of leaving Barcelona early and will stay for another year at Camp Nou.

Sport reports that not even Barca’s drop in form a few weeks ago, when they exited the Champions League and lost their lead at the top of La Liga, swayed Enrique to quit.

His contract runs until 2017 and Lucho is said to have told family members he wants to keep going, and has talked with the squad’s ‘heavyweights’ about next season and the project of which they are part.

Sport recalls Enrique signed a new deal last summer, in the midst of the club’s Presidential elections, eventually won by the incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu.

His new contract not only delivered an increased salary but the promise of more involvement in the club’s signings, the terms being confirmed shortly after Barca clinched the League, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble.

Enrique has however suggested that he doesn’t believe a Coach can stay in one job for more than four years, due to the intense demands of the role.

The former Barca player was appointed as Coach in 2014, replacing Tata Martino.

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