After a 3-year spell at the club, Luis Enrique has announced he will not continue as manager of Barcelona FC next season. The Spaniard made the announcement in a press conference shortly after his side beat Sporting de Gijon 6-1 :
“I won’t be Barcelona coach next season. I need to rest. The way I do this job is why I have to leave. There are very few hours to rest. I would like to thank the Club. They have been three unforgettable years.” He said
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said, “We accept the decision of Luis Enrique. He has been a great coach. He has given us successes, but still can bring us more. The players are motivated to do it. We will try to announce Luis Enrique‘s successor on July 1 and focus on the trophies at hand for now.”
The former player joined the Blaugrana in the summer of 2014, following the exit of Gerardo Martino and has won 8 trophies at the club. He is the second manager in European history (after Guus Hiddink) to win a Treble and follow it with a Double.