No Barca ‘Plan B’ for Lucho successor

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has backed Coach Luis Enrique and admitted the club had no ‘Plan B’ for any potential replacement.

Enrique’s contract at Camp Nou expires in June and talk of his future has intensified in the past week following a 4-0 drubbing in Paris and a late and somewhat fortunate home win over struggling Leganes.

"With Luis Enrique, we agreed that we would not speak until April and that's how it will be,” Bartomeu told TV3.

"Now we're focused on football and we will be until the month of April. When it's time, we will speak about him continuing or not in function of how he and the club feels.

"But Luis Enrique is the manager we want. He's done really well and we're satisfied with his work.

"There's no Plan B. Remember that we're in one final and there's still a lot of the season to go and things to improve.

"The priority is that Luis Enrique continues with Barcelona; he's won titles during the last two years. And that's not just what I say, but all Barcelona fans. This is his third season and things are going well, they're on track."

The Blaugrana have been linked to a series of rival La Liga managers including Sevilla's Jorge Sampaoli and Athletic Bilbao's Ernesto Valverde.

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