FC Barcelona manager, Luis Enrique confirmed in the post-match news conference following Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon that he will not return next season due to the need to rest following his third season with the club.
The official twitter handle of the club also confirmed this statement following series of tweets and best wishes.
The 46-year-old’s contract expires in June and came close to stepping down from the role at the end of an historical first season in charge at Camp Nou, when he won a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles.
Luis Enrique confirmed the news on Wednesday, which temporarily at least, took them above Real Madrid at the top of the table.
I want to announce to everyone that I won’t continue at Barcelona next year. It’s difficult, but a decision I have thought about,” He said.
I need to rest. That’s the main reason why I am not going to continue.”
Luis Enrique replaced Pep Guardiola as manager following the 2014 season.