Luis Enrique announced that he would not continue with the Spanish national team after the elimination in the round of 16 of the World Cup at the hands of the Moroccan national team. After this decision, he is looking for a new club to train. There are two strongly possible directions for this goal.
The first destination is Atletico Madrid as the club is looking to appoint Luis Enrique after Diego Simeone’s huge failure this season. The Argentine did not qualify for the round of 16 of the Champions League, nor even to the European League.
Simeone himself could decide not to fulfill the remainder of his contract with Atletico Madrid and leave the team he led for more than 10 seasons. His position in the club is on the brink of the abyss, after reaching the qualifying places for major European competitions next season is in danger.
Cookie, a player for Atletico Madrid and the Spanish national team, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup, expressed his admiration for Luis Enrique. “He is an amazing coach,” he said. He has a different mindset than what we have now at Atlético, but why not?”
The Rojiblanco captain had not previously spoken about the possible signing of the coach, but during the World Cup he was encouraged to say so and the doors were opened for him.
Also, the CEO of Atletico Madrid spoke about Luis Enrique after the World Cup elimination: “I really love him personally and professionally. I think he has the talent to coach any team in our league.”
But there is a second option, Manchester United, who is watching the former Spain coach. The Red Devils are seeking to win the English Premier League after nearly 10 years without achieving this, and Eric Ten Hag does not solve the problems of the English team, which ranks fifth in the table.
Manchester would be interested in Luis Enrique’s services to usher in a new era at the club and make the Red Devils shine again.