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Luis Enrique confirms he will leave Barcelona

Luis Enrique confirms he will leave Barcelona

FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has announced that he will no longer continue as the coach of the Catalan giants, saying he will leave at the end of the current season.

Luis Enrique confirms he will leave Barcelona

Luis Enrique confirms he will leave Barcelona

In a tweet posted on the club's official Twitter handle on Wednesday night, March 1, it was revealed that the manager will leave at the end of the current season.

Enrique has continued to suffer heavy criticisms 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.

In a chat with pressmen after Barcelona thrashed Sporting Gijon 6 - 1 in a La Liga fixture on Wednesday, Enrique disclosed that it is time to move on with his coaching career and that he has thought well about it.

"It is a difficult, measured and well thought-out decision and I think I have to be loyal to what I think," he said.

The former Spanish international played for Barcelona between 1996 and his retirement from playing in 2004.

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He later managed their Team B from 2008 to 2011, and returned as the first team manager after his coaching stints with Roma and Celta Vigo.

Enrique won 2 La Liga titles with Barcelona. He also managed the club as they lifted the UEFA Champions League in 2015 as well as the UEFA Super Cup that same year.

Other titles he won with the Catalan giants are 2 Copa Del Rey titles and 1 Spanish Super Cup.

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