Atletico Madrid has identified former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique as the replacement for Diego Simeone if he leaves the club.
Luis Enrique was sacked after Spain failed to beat Morocco on penalties in the World Cup Round of 16. Enrique will be without a job, and he is hoping to return quickly to sports activities.
Simeone is in the hot seat after crashing out of the Champions League and failing to mount a good title challenge with neighbors Real Madrid.
Manchester United are also looking forward to getting the Spanish manager in case Erik ten Hag’s tenure becomes bad.
For now, though, Atletico appears to be the most likely next move for him amid doubts over Simeone’s future in Madrid.
The Spanish club are down in fifth in LaLiga and currently sit 13 points adrift of table-toppers Barcelona, while they also crashed out of the Champions League at the group stage.
Barcelona Guardiola vs Luis Enrique
Both managers are world class and have won different trophies for Barcelona. Luis Enrique got 100 wins in 126 matches which is an impressive stats, However it took Pep Guardiola 139 games to get to that rate.
Enrique Barcelona scored 359 goals and let in 91 goals but Guardiola team scored 339 goals and let in 108.
Enrique won 80 times in 100 matches and Guardiola won his first 71 matches for Barcelona. However in terms of trophies, Guardiola won the Treble in his first season and ended up with 14 trophies across four seasons.
Enrique won eight trophies out of 10 for the club
Did Luis Enrique Play For Real Madrid
He started his Real Madrid career in 1991 and ended it in 1996 before moving to Barcelona for free the following year. The player scored 13 goals in 213 appearances as a midfielder.
He won the La Liga title in 1995 with Real Madrid. Also, he won the Spanish Super Cup and Spanish Cup in 1995 with the Spanish Giants.
Did Luis Enrique Won The Champions League
He won the Champions League in the 2014-15 season when Barcelona defeated Juventus in the Finals.
Is Luis Enrique a Good Manager
Luis Enrique has managed two La Liga teams, unlike the four guys in front of him, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho (both 76.31%), Carlo Ancelotti (73.3%), and Zinedine Zidane (67.8%).
He would have the same winning % as Guardiola and Mourinho at Barcelona alone as the best ever.
Only Pep Guardiola (Barcelona, 2009) and Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich, 2020) have led a men’s club to more trophies in a single calendar year than Luis Enrique did in 2015 with Barcelona.
The 8-0 victory for Barcelona in La Liga over Cordoba in May 2015 and Deportivo La Coruna in April 2016 is Luis Enrique’s biggest triumph as a manager.
Luis Enrique Kids
Enrique’s first daughter is named Sita Martinez. The beautiful damsel has a lot of Instagram followers, and she is currently the girlfriend of Barcelona striker Ferran Torres.
The beautiful lady is a show jumper. The second daughter is Xana Martinez, who died on August 29, 2019, at the age of nine years old.
The first and only son were born in December 1998, and he is currently 24 years old. He lives a private life and has few issues with the public.
Luis Enrique Nickname
The former Spain coach got his name during his playing time in Mexico. He was called Lucho by the fans because of his style of play and goal-scoring ability.