Enrique says could return as Barcelona boss

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique arrives for a press conference at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on May 26, 2017 on the eve of his side’s King’s Cup final against Deportivo Alaves © AFP / Lluis GENE

BARCELONA, Spain, May 26 – Luis Enrique will take charge of Barcelona for the final time as coach in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Alaves, however refused to rule out a return to the club inside future on Friday.

Enrique can add a ninth title to a generally successful three-year spell in charge inside final competitive game at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon This specific weekend.

However, he revealed back in March which he would likely not seek to renew his contract as he needed a rest after being worn down by the unique pressures which come with being Barca boss.

“Who knows if one day I coud return to the club to coach Barca,” said Enrique.

“the idea is actually my home, my club, the idea’s where I’ve felt most comfortable as a player as well as a coach.”

Enrique has though endured a tempestuous relationship with the media during his time in charge as well as joked his return could provoke “heart attacks” inside press pack.

“Maybe I’ll come back here on July 10 as well as take you by surprise…which would likely cause a few heart attacks,” he added.

“I am young, I’m easy to get on with, so why not in a few years.”

Barca won’t be at full strength for the showpiece occasion as Luis Suarez as well as Sergi Roberto are both suspended after being sent-off in a bad-tempered semi-final, second leg against Atletico Madrid.

However, Gerard Pique called on his teammates to give one of Barca’s best ever coaches the send-off he deserves.

“He is actually one of the best coaches inside history of the club,” said Pique.

“He deserves a great final. The best way to leave would likely be on a high having a trophy as well as tomorrow is actually a not bad opportunity.”

Enrique led Barca to only the club’s second ever treble of La Liga, Champions League as well as Copa del Rey in his first season in charge as well as backed which up having a league as well as Cup double last year.

However, despite reports of dressing room bust-ups in his final campaign, Pique insisted he is actually a loved figure within the squad.

“the idea is actually easy to say the titles we have won,” he added when asked for his best memories of the past three seasons.

“however the idea is actually better to be left with his way of being because he has been capable of winning over the dressing room.

“They have been three magnificent years.”

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Enrique says could return as Barcelona boss

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