It’s seemed pretty likely for a while now, and became all but inevitable after the humiliation in Paris last month, but it is now official: Barcelona manager Luis Enrique will not coach the team next season.
Luis Enrique has, in most respects, had a very successful tenure managing the team he once captained as a player. He fought back from the brink of disaster not long after getting the job, coming about a whisker away from getting the axe midway through the 2014-15 season and going on to lead the team to an amazing treble-winning campaign. He followed that up with repeat wins in the league and the domestic cup last season. This year, Barcelona are in the Copa del Rey final, have a very solid chance to win the league again, though are all but knocked out of the Champions League in the Round of 16 after PSG crushed them by a score of 4-0. No one—not the players, nor the manager, nor fans—is enjoying this.