FC Barcelona Entrusts Luis Enrique With Delivering Change

FC Barcelona seem to have learnt from their mistakes and have gone back to their philosophy of relying of having a former player in charge by bringing in Luis Enrique in place of Gerardo Martino.

updated: May 20, 2014 10:28 IST
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Madrid: FC Barcelona promised change, and delivered it quickly.

By bringing in Luis Enrique as the team's new coach, Barcelona is returning to the philosophy of having a former player in charge after the failed one-year tenure of Gerardo Martino.

The 44-year-old Enrique, who was appointed Monday on a two-year contract, will no doubt be expected to also return the team to its beloved "tiki-taka" style of football — which Martino decided to abandon on Saturday when he opted to leave Xavi Hernandez on the bench in the title-decider against Atletico Madrid.

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