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Players chose their favourite for the next Barcelona coach

Barcelona are still in the process of looking for a new manager for next season. Luis Enrique’s contract ends in June and he has already decided that he will not continue with the Catalans.

Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. May 5, 2017.

Many names have been linked recently to take over the managerial vacancy at Barcelona next season. However, the players themselves have never expressed their desire. In a recent interview, Rakitic had the chance to give his opinion on the matter, and it seems like Luis Enrique’s current assistant, Juan Carlos Unzue is the players’ favourite.

“I am sure that the president of the club and the ones that will chose the manager will be looking for a calm person, someone they can trust. Juan Carlos Unzue has been with us for many years, he knows us very well and he is already part of the club. I am certain that the management will take the best decision and we will support them”, said the Croatian midfielder.

Ronald Koeman, Ernesto Valverde, Laurent Blanc, Juan Antonio Pizzi are only some of the names that have been linked with the Catalan club, but no confirmation has been offered on who is going to be in charge next season at Camp Nou.

As a player, Unzue spent two years with Barcelona, but he only played five games in this period. The 50-year-old also had two spells with Barcelona B as a goalkeeper coach, and since 2014 is the assistant of Luis Enrique at the first team.