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Luis Enrique open to Premier League managerial challenge

Luis Enrique

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says he is open to a Premier League managerial challenge.

Every time there’s a managerial role in the English top tier, Luis Enrique is one of the names that have always been quick to be put on the shortlist by pundits but never materializes.

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And now with Tottenham Hotspurs without a manager after the departure of Antonio Conte, the Spaniard has been tipped for the role that has many options being looked at. He has been jobless since leaving his role as Spain’s head coach after they were knocked out of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year.

“I would like to work in the Premier League but I want to go to a team that can achieve important things. So far I’ve only had offers from national teams, no clubs,” Enrique said.

“I wouldn’t go to any team but to one that could do important things, which greatly reduces the number. I don’t put my hopes up, really, because there are many candidates,” he added.

The former Celta Vigo and Roma coach had a successful three-year spell at Barca where he won a treble in his first season, taking home the UEFA Champions League, LaLiga title and the Copa del Rey in his first season in charge in 2014/2015.

In his two subsequent seasons, he won LaLiga once more and the Copa on two more occasions.

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However, speculation also has it that Tottenham are keen on former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann who has been identified as the most ideal candidate for the job in North London. Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been mentioned to be in contention for the role. He has been out of management since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last season.

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