The former Spain international Luis Enrique, who is currently managing the Spanish champions FC Barcelona since 2014 is leaving the La Liga champions at the end of the season when his contract expires after three trophy-laden seasons at the club.
It hasn't been a bad three seasons…
But Luis Enrique is about to step down as Barcelona boss.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 2, 2017
After FC Barcelona thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-1 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday, the 46-year-old former FC Barcelona attacking midfielder and current head coach Luis Enrique made the announcement of leaving the La Liga champions at the end of the season.
"I would like to thank the club for the confidence they have shown in me, it's been three unforgettable years," said Luis Enrique, who has won two Liga titles, two King's Cups and the 2015 Champions League since succeeding Gerardo Martino in 2014.
"In pre-season I had a meeting with (Barca directors) Albert Soler and Robert Fernandez in which I told them about the possibility of not renewing my contract," Luis Enrique said.
"They told me there was no hurry to make a decision, but now that moment has arrived," he added.
"This is a very difficult decision for me which I have thought about for a very long time but I think I have to be loyal and do what I think is right."