Luis Enrique announces he will quit as Barcelona boss at end of the season

The news came minutes after his side had just put six past Sporting Dijon to move to the top of the La Liga table.

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LUIS ENRIQUE HAS announced he will stand down as Barcelona manager at the end of the current campaign.

The 46-year-old, who is in his third season as boss, revealed the news minutes after watching his side demolish Sporting Gijon 6-1 – a result which moved them to the top of the La Liga standings.

The former Barca player has enjoyed incredible success since arriving in 2014. In his first campaign, the club walked off with a treble – including the Champions League trophy.

Last term, he won the league and Cup once again.

Enrique has said he ‘needs a rest’ and will depart the Camp Nou at the end of his contract.

Attention has already turned to who will replace him in the dugout next term with Athletic Club’s Ernesto Valverde and Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli rumoured to be top of the queue.

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