Spanish former professional footballer Luis Enrique has confirmed that there is no going back in his decision to quit his position at Spanish club Barcelona at the end of the current League season in Spain.
Many pundits have expressed their opinion that the 46-year-old manager might be convinced to rescind his decision before the end of the season.
Luis 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.
Here we bring you 3 reasons that might have played a big role in Enrique's decision to quit at the end of the season.
1. Messi's pressure
It has widely been reported that Luis Enrique and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi are currently not in good terms as the player was said to have been constantly calling former coach Pep Guardiola to make a return to the club.
The 29-year-old is yet to sign another contract at Barcelona, and there are reports that he could leave for the Chinese Super League if his demand is not met.
2. Champions League embarrassing defeat at PSG
Another rationale why Luis Enrique might have decided to quit his position at Barcelona is the heavy 4-0 defeat his wards suffered in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie at French side PSG.
The manager has been badly criticized at the club as Barcelona are now on the verge of facing elimination in the UEFA Champions League.
3. Fear of being sacked
Many have described Luis Enrique's decision to quit Barcelona at the end of the season as a wise action as he could be sacked by the Barcelona chiefs at any time.