Luis Enrique: Barcelona boss to step down at end of season

Andres Iniesta wants to see Barcelona coach Luis Enriques stay beyond the end of the season

Andres Iniesta wants to see Barcelona coach Luis Enriques stay beyond the end of the season

The 46-year-old manager made in the announcement following his side's 6-1 win over Sporting Dijon that took them to the top of La Liga. I'd like to thank the club for the confidence they've shown in me over my time (here).

Enrique had spent 8 years of his playing career at Barcelona following a free transfer from arch-rivals Real Madrid in 1996.

Spirits appear to be high in the Barcelona camp despite speculation growing over the long-term future of manager Luis Enrique. I did that, and these last three years have been unforgettable.

"Pre-season, I had a meeting with [club directors] Albert Soler and Robert Fernández in which I told them about the possibility of not renewing my contract".

Luis Enrique still has the chance to win three titles with the Catalan club before leaving - the Spanish league, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

"The reason is the way in which I live this profession", Enrique added.

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The manager has been severely criticized since his side's embarrassing 4 - 0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League round of 16 first leg tie on Valentines Day.

Enrique expressed optimism that Barca can overturn the deficit to PSG.

"Maximum effort and nothing more".

Club President Josep Bartomeu said on Enrique's departure: "We accept Luis Enrique's decision".

Within seconds of the news breaking, people were already starting to jump to conclusions about who might take over at the Nou Camp.

Enrique, who also played for the club, is likely to be replace by Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli, but here are the others in the frame. The players are still super motivated. However, there was time for one more goal, as Rakitic thudded home from close range at the end of a neat passing move.

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