Enrique coy on Barcelona future

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June 07, 2015 12:17:00 UK

Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique says he does not know whether he will be in charge of the club next season, despite securing the treble in his maiden campaign.

The former Barca midfielder was able to match the achievement of ex-Blaugrana boss Pep Guardiola by securing only the second treble in the club’s history with victory in the Champions League final on Saturday night.

The 45-year-old had already wrapped up the Primera Liga title and Copa del Rey ahead of the 3-1 win over Juventus but still faces potentially losing his job this summer.

The former Celta Vigo chief was said to be close to leaving the Nou Camp in January following a fall out with star striker Lionel Messi.

The Argentine has since said the duo have put their differences to one side and both celebrated together on the pitch following Saturday’s final.

Despite his success, Enrique remained coy over his future when asked whether he would stay at Barcelona.

“No, the truth is I don’t, but I’m happy at the moment. My challenge is to enjoy the moment and enjoy a good summer.

“The time will come when decisions have to be made. It has been a difficult year, a year of transition but I have to thank all the people who trusted me and thought I was the best person to lead Barcelona with my staff.

“I have zero interest in the people who criticised me. We have had six defeats and four draws in 60 matches, one of the best seasons we have ever had at Barcelona.

“Without a doubt the best club in Europe has been Barcelona over the last 10 years.”

Despite Enrique’s uncertainty, club president Josep Bartomeu has hailed the former Barcelona midfielder as one of the best coaches in football following the treble.

“Luis Enrique has had an incredible season,” Bartomeu told Sky Sports.

“Today he has shown that all the confidence we gave to him last summer was correct, today he graduated as one of the biggest coaches in the world.

“He fits perfectly and we are very happy for him. I am happy for him and the coaches working with him.”

Barcelona are 4.50 to retain the Champions League next season, while they are 1.72 to complete back-to-back Primera Liga success.

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