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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique to take one year off football

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique to take one year off football

- Luis Enrique says he will go on one year sabbatical leave when his contract expires at Barcelona

- The Spanish manager has won eight titles as Barcelona’s manager, winning the treble in his first season

- The former Roma and Celta De Vigo boss admitted that he needs the leave to recharge his batteries

Barcelona manager Jose Enrique is planning to go on a year sabbatical leave as he sees out his contract which will expire in June.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique to take one year off football

Luis Enrique

The Spanish manager has admitted that he needs to recharge his batteries for the season after.

“If I'm leaving Barcelona, my home, where I have a great relation with the club and the players, it's purely for tiredness, I need to recover. I'm not thinking about other teams," he said in a press conference on Tuesday.

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He also said “It's a year to recover, but now what's left is to end the season with all our objectives achieved.”

NAIJ.com recalls that Enrique has been coach for Barcelona since 2014 and he has led them to two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey, one UEFA Champions League title, One UEFA Super Cup and One FIFA Club World Cup.

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On 1 March 2017, Luis Enrique announced that he would not continue as the Catalan's manager after his contract expires in June. He said this after a 6-1 thumping against Sporting Gijon.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu admitted that Enrique has brought success to the club.

He accepted the manager's decision and believes he is a great coach but now is the time to end his spell in the best possible way.

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