Originally Posted by d3simet
PSK, did Enrique tell the media he will leave Barca if he doesn't have the backing of players?
I think he did say that back in January...
Originally Posted by Rolaholic
Would that have anything to do with the little spat between him and Messi earlier in the season when nothing was going well?
Media reports state it has to do with his relationship with Messi but it's hard to know what to believe. Honestly, he's a bit culpable for being so rigid but it's getting results.
This is the most in shape I've seen Messi in years. He actually looks svelte. Enrique had problems with players at Roma too, specifically with Totti...
If he does leave, I think it has more to do with the political climate at the club behind the scenes. There is most likely waaaay too many "chefs in the kitchen". A lot of non-football people trying to make football decisions.
There's only one name I'd like outside of Pep, if Enrique leaves though & it's Frank de Boer. His work with Ajax & especially their academy has definitely earned him a shot at a big club like Barca & it also brings back a celebrated player to lead the club... Plus he's got that Pep fit too & his time piece game is strong...