Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has been speaking to the media and reflecting on his decision to leave in the summer…
Luis Enrique says he is relieved that it’s now public knowledge he will leave Barcelona when his contract expires in June.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 3, 2017
Luis Enrique made the announcement after Wednesday’s 6-1 win over Sporting Gijon, which took the Blaugrana to the top of La Liga, to end months of speculation over his future.
“Nothing has changed in the last few days,” he said in a news conference on Friday, when asked if his announcement had liberated him. “I am a little bit relieved, perhaps.
“We can now focus our attention on the rest of the season and what we’re trying to achieve.”
“The Barca job is so hard, you have to take decisions all the time and I find it hard to disconnect, to switch off.
“I need to disconnect now. There are some coaches that spend a lot of time in their jobs and enjoy it but that’s not my case.
“I’m not leaving because I’m going to do damage to myself or the team, it’s a personal decision.
“I have a perfect relationship with the dressing room. My relationship with the dressing room now is even better than it was.”
“I don’t know what will happen in the future,” he replied when asked if he will take a one-year sabbatical and if he could one day seem himself working in the Premier League.
“What I know is that my wife won’t put up with me in the house for one, two or three years, regardless of the weather [in England]!”