- Luis Enrique announced he will leave Barcelona at the end of the current season
- The embattled manager has continued to suffer heavy criticisms since his side's embarrassing 4 0 loss to PSG
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has emerged surprised candidate as a replacement
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has emerged the surprise candidate to replace Barcelona manager Luis Enrique who will leave at the end of the season.
The embattled Enrique 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.
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, March 1, 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.
According to Mirror (UK), Klopp is now the favourite man expected to lead Barcelona to the ‘promised land’.
It was also disclosed that the former Borussia Dortmund tactician has his admirers within the Camp Nou.
Recall that he went with his Liverpool players to watch Barca’s Champions League fixture against Borussia Monchengladbach recently.
Liverpool will be hoping this does not come true as the Reds have placed their long term future in Klopp’s hands in the shape of a new six year contract.