Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has stated his intentions to keep manager Luis Enrique a the Camp Nou beyond his current contract.
Luis Enrique’s contract expires at the end of the season, but the La Liga champions’ president claims the club have no yet thought about replacing him because they want him to sign a new deal.
The former Barcelona midfielder has spent two seasons in charge of the Catalan club, enjoying immediate success with back-to-back La Liga and Copa del Rey titles, as well as winning the Champions League in his first season.
Until now, Barcelona have been more than happy to put off any negotiations with Luis Enrique until the end of the season, but Bartomeu has now revealed they may be left ill-prepared if they were unable to get the current manager to sign an extension in the summer.
“There is no plan B for the coach. We want him to renew,” Bartomeu told reporters.
“We have been focused on games and competitions and that has been the most important thing for us.
“I said a while ago, in April, that we will eventually sit down and talk.
“We’d love to but we are going to give it more time as the main focus for us is competitions.”
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