Zubizaretta: Luis Enrique is a great coach

The Barca club chief has made it clear what he thinks of the current Celta boss amid speculation that they are ready to part ways with Gerardo Martino

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has voiced his admiration for current Celta coach Luis Enrique amid speculation that the Catalans see him as the ideal replacement for Gerardo Martino.

The Argentine’s position at the Blaugrana has come under fire following their Champions League exit in the quarter-finals against Atletico Madrid and their relatively unimpressive Liga campaign.

Barcelona are supposedly ready to part ways with Martino at the end of the season – even though they can still win the league title with a victory over Atletico next week – and Luis Enrique, 44, is one of the leading candidates to take his place.

“Luis Enrique? He is a great coach for Celta,” the Barca director was quoted as saying by Sport when questioned about the former Roma coach.

Enrique made over 200 league appearances for Barcelona during his active career and also started his coaching career with the Catalans.

He left Camp Nou for Roma in the summer of 2011 after three years in charge of their B team and has been Celta coach since June 2013.

Zubizarreta: Luis Enrique is a great coach

Club chief Andoni Zubizarreta has made it clear what he thinks of the current Celta boss amid speculation they are ready to part ways with Gerardo Martino

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has voiced his admiration for current Celta coach Luis Enrique amid speculation that the Catalans see him as the ideal replacement for Gerardo Martino.

The Argentine’s position at the Blaugrana has come under fire following their Champions League exit in the quarter-finals against Atletico Madrid and their relatively unimpressive Liga campaign.

Barcelona are supposedly ready to part ways with Martino at the end of the season – even though they can still win the league title with a victory over Atletico next week – and Luis Enrique, 44, is one of the leading candidates to take his place.

“Luis Enrique? He is a great coach for Celta,” the Barca director was quoted as saying by Sport when questioned about the former Roma coach.

Enrique made over 200 league appearances for Barcelona during his active career and also started his coaching career with the Catalans.

He left Camp Nou for Roma in the summer of 2011 after three years in charge of their B team and has been Celta coach since June 2013.

Barcelona: Luis Enrique is a great coach

Club chief Andoni Zubizarreta has made it clear that he thinks of the current Celta boss amid speculation that they are ready to part ways with Gerardo Martino

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has voiced his admiration for current Celta coach Luis Enrique amid speculation that the Catalans see him as the ideal replacement for Gerardo Martino.

The Argentine’s position at the Blaugrana has come under fire following their Champions League exit in the quarter-finals against Atletico Madrid and their relatively unimpressive Liga campaign.

Barcelona are supposedly ready to part ways with Martino at the end of the season – even though they can still win the league title with a victory over Atletico next week – and Luis Enrique, 44, is one of the leading candidates to take his place.

“Luis Enrique? He is a great coach for Celta,” the Barca director was quoted as saying by Sport when questioned about the former Roma coach.

Enrique made over 200 league appearances for Barcelona during his active career and also started his coaching career with the Catalans.

He left Camp Nou for Roma in the summer of 2011 after three years in charge of their B team and has been Celta coach since June 2013.

Draxler: I will stay at Schalke

The Germany international was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal last winter, but has voiced his desire to stay at his current club for now

Julian Draxler has made it clear that he aims to stay at Schalke for at least one more season.

The Germany international appeared to be on his way to Arsenal last winter, but the move eventually fell through as both sides failed to reach an agreement about a transfer fee.

Draxler remains one of the most sought after youngsters around in Europe, but he has stressed that his foreseeable future lies in Gelsenkirchen.

“I have no absolutely no intention of leaving Schalke this summer,” Draxler told Bild.

“I have no doubts that there will be plenty of speculation this summer, but it is very likely that I will play for Schalke again next season.”

Draxler has endured a difficult 2013-14 campaign, scoring just twice in 26 Bundesliga appearances.

He has a contract with Schalke until June 2018.

Reus rules out Dortmund summer exit

The versatile attacker has reiterated his desire to stay at his current club amid ongoing rumours that he could be on his way out of the Bundesliga outfit

Marco Reus has insisted that he has no intention of leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer amid rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The Germany international has been in fine form this season and the Old Trafford side supposedly see him as a fine addition to their squad.

However, Reus has stressed that he will definitely stay at BVB for at least 12 more months.

“I can say that I will definitely stay at Borussia Dortmund for another season,” Reus was quoted as saying by Kicker.

“I really shouldn’t have to repeat that I am feeling very good here at BVB. It was always a dream for me to play for this club and in this stadium.

“I left the club after 10 years with the youth academy, but I took one step back via Ahlen and Borussia Monchengladbach, only to then take two steps forward again.

“I am back at Dortmund now, feeling perfectly fine and I have a contract until 2017.”

The 24-year-old has scored 23 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions this term.