Luis Enrique had a very successful coaching stint at Barcelona. He remained at the club for 3 years before stepping down in 2017. During his time at the Camp Nou, he won 9 trophies.
Enrique took up the role of coaching the Spanish national side but once again stepped down in 2019 to take care of her daughter, Xana. But sadly, she died at the age of 9 because of cancer.
He has now again returned to coach the Spanish national team, five months after stepping down. His main priority now is to win the Euro which has been moved back to 2021 due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Luis Enrique was present in a Q&A session with the fans. One of the fans asked to which of his former teams he would like to return. He replied: “I think I can coach anywhere I’ve been [before].”
“I’ve left the doors open at all of them. My time at Barcelona was marvellous and I’ll always be grateful. I am very lucky to have been in a club for so many years that gave me everything.”
Enrique also talked about both Messi and Iniesta: “The player that impressed me most in my career, I don’t know if you mean being myself as a player or as a coach or both, without a doubt is Leo Messi.”
“Afterwards, I can say that Andres Iniesta is close to something similar to Leo Messi. But Messi is hugely different in respect to the others.”
Though he has left the door open for his Barcelona return, he is now focusing on the European Championship. Enrique said: “We have to try to prepare for the Euros in the best way and recuperate a good line of action, being in the hunt to win trophies. I see the national team capable of winning things – in fact that is one of the challenges that I think about as the head coach of Spain.”
“I have never hid this, but it is obvious that we are within a process. And there are a group of other national teams with great potential. We are part of this group of six or seven national teams that can access the goals – our performance will say if we can get there or not.”
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