Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique does not want to return to management amid Arsenal links, ESPN reports.
There have been rumours suggesting Enrique could be brought in at Arsenal. The pressure is mounting on current boss Unai Emery after a string of poor results and performances.
A vocal section of Arsenal’s fanbase has increased calls for Emery to be sacked. But this report suggests Arsenal’s hierarchy will keep the faith with Emery – for now, at least.
Enrique was apparently an option but he has ruled this out. He is not ready to return to a manager’s role after leaving his position as Spain boss last June for family reasons.
The Spaniard has managed Roma, Celta Vigo, Barcelona and Spain since retiring. Enrique has had a highly-decorated managerial career. With two La Liga titles, one Champions League victory and four domestic trophies, Enrique knows how to deliver silverware.
But the 49-year-old will not be joining Arsenal imminently. Not only does he want a longer break from managing but he also likes to join a new club in the summer to build his project.
Emery faces a race against time to save his Arsenal career after the loss against Leicester City. It has not been good enough this season and the team selection often confuses the fans.
Enrique has a track record of success so he might have been a good option. If he is not a consideration, Arsenal need to be drawing up a shortlist because Emery’s time is running out.