Luis Enrique announces he is quitting Barca

The Spaniard is already in charge of various aspects of the team's strategy, including set pieces. In the early early Copa del Rey clashes, he has been the man directing the team from the sidelines.

Jorge Sampaoli dismissed links with Barcelona, insisting he is "connected with this sporting project at Sevilla to death".

Suarez is optimistic about his side's chances of overturning that deficit at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

Sporting don't have troubles with injuries or suspensions apart from Jorge Mere who received a red card against Celta, but the encounter at Camp Nou is hard enough in itself.

Parallels could even be drawn with Luis Enrique's first season, when in January 2015 the club was threatening to spiral into total crisis.

Unlike Sampaoli, Eusebio Sacristan can point to a history with the Catalan club.

Tottenham fans are also likely to be slightly anxious by the news, with Mauricio Pochettino attracting praise across Europe for his work with Spurs.

However, having led Real Sociedad to the fringes of the fight for Champions League qualification, Eusebio says he will resist any advances from Catalonia. He then spent a season at Roma and another at Celta Vigo before his appointment at the Camp Nou in 2014.

He plays a pressing, attacking style of football that would suit the demands the Barcelona faithful. Not only was it a 6-1 win, but it will be remembered as one of the front three's best performances, and as the time Messi passed from the penalty spot and Suarez drilled home.

"But of course I am objective and lucid enough to make the right decision for myself and the club as well".

"It's been three unforgettable years", Luis Enrique said. Luis Enrique said he would have no say in picking his successor.

Eusebio is on Barca's list of potential successors to Enrique, who announced this week that he will step down in the summer, along with the likes of Laurent Blanc and Ernesto Valverde. But does his managerial record stand up to scrutiny? Paco Alcacer should replace him if the change happens.

Koeman has a rich Barcelona history, playing for the club over 250 times between 1989 and 1995, a key part of the "Dream Team". Sure, one was an own goal, but it was still impressive and it gives this team plenty of momentum as it looks to win La Liga, the Copa del Rey and somehow come back against PSG in the Champions League. His revenge will consist of every loss that Barcelona suffer as they try to find a manager who can replicate his trophy haul during his three years at the club.

  • Julie Sanders