Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto has backed assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue to succeed out-going boss Luis Enrique at the end of the season.
Luis Enrique has announced he will leave his post at the end of the season, although the club have not yet decided his replacement.
Unzue, who has worked alongside Luis Enrique at the Camp Nou, is reportedly on Barca’s managerial shortlist and Roberto believes he would make an excellent successor.
“If he continues it would be a way of continuing with the philosophy of the club,” he told TV3.
“We have a very good relationship with him. Although he is more focused on the strategy, he always guides us and advises us, I think that he would be a great coach for us.”
After the improbable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain, Sergi Roberto admitted the Catalans are confident about their chances in the top European competition.
“Winning another Champions League would be very exciting, there is no doubt about it.
“I wouldn’t say it is a priority for us, but it would mean a lot to win it after the comeback.”
Lastly, the converted midfielder briefly discussed the Blaugrana’s next opponent – Juventus.
“As your typical Italian side, they are a stout defensive team,” he concluded.
“Moreover, their attacking players are incredibly skilled, so we know that advancing to the semi-final will be far from easy.”