Luis Enrique has expressed his desire to manage Barcelona once again ahead of a crucial Champions League showdown.

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Paris Saint-Germain head coach Luis Enrique has openly admitted his desire to manage Barcelona again someday, just weeks ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final showdown.

Enrique, who enjoyed a distinguished playing career with both Barcelona and Real Madrid, returned to Camp Nou as manager from 2014 to 2017. He remains the last manager to lead Barcelona to Champions League glory, achieving the feat in 2015 with the iconic MSN frontline of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar.

During the March international break, Enrique resumed streaming on Twitch to interact with fans. In a recent livestream session, he was asked about the possibility of managing Barcelona in the future, especially with current boss Xavi announcing his departure at the end of the season.

“I have always said that I would like to, but the reality is that it is very complicated for paths to cross. It is difficult to coincide in time. This summer, from what Xavi has said, they will need another coach, but I have a contract and my rule is to continue and be faithful to the people who trust me,” admitted Enrique.

“Last summer I was available, but they had a coach. This summer they need a coach. It’s difficult for it all to line up.”

In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona president Joan Laporta expressed his admiration for Enrique but clarified that they have not engaged in talks about a reunion. Laporta emphasized that they are respecting Xavi’s decision-making process, and ultimately hope he decides to stay at the club.

“Luis is someone I greatly admire. He has character, personality, he’s very good. I like this type of person,” Laporta stated. “But we haven’t spoken with Luis or anyone else because of the respect we have for Xavi.

“I say that whoever wants to come to Barca will have to wait until the end [of the season] because we won’t make any decisions until Xavi decides. If he decides to leave, those who really want to come to Barca will have to wait, and they will. If they don’t want to wait, that’s fine too; we have other options.”

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