Luis Enrique keen on Premier League job but Spurs move unlikely


Luis Enrique has been out of job since December and does not appear to be in a rush to return to the dugout.

Former Spain and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique wants to work in England but has seemingly ruled out replacing Antonio Conte at Tottenham.

Luis Enrique parted ways with Spain after the 2022 World Cup, where La Roja were knocked out by Morocco in the last 16.

He was replaced by Luis de la Fuente, who stepped down from the under-21 category, and Luis Enrique remained back on the market.

Links to high-profile positions have been frequent since then, but the club he has been most linked with appear to be Spurs, who sacked Conte on Sunday after a week of intense speculation suggesting his time was up.

While Luis Enrique was not directly asked about Spurs during his first major interview of the year, he expressed his desire to work in the Premier League.

But the fact he does not expect to be working in England until July suggests the Spurs job would not be a starter.

“I would like to go to England to work,” he told Radio SER Gijon.

“But I don’t see myself in the Premier League in July because I would like to go to a team that can do important things and that is very difficult.

“I wouldn’t go to any Premier League team.

The 52-year-old was also among the big names linked with the Brazil job, which Tite left after the Selecao’s failed Qatar 2022 campaign.

Luis Enrique has confirmed he has received offers from national teams – Brazil not among them – but appears to be less interested in returning to the international stage.

“I don’t see myself as the coach of Brazil,” he continued. “Another coaching profile fits better than mine.

“They didn’t get back to me. I don’t know if my style is the best fit for Brazil.”

“I had offers from national teams but not from clubs. It would have to be a very important [national] team for me to take it, although it would be very difficult for me to face Spain. I don’t know if I would be ready.”

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