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Luis Enrique could become the next Arsenal manager after Arsene Wenger leaves

Luis Enrique won the Champions League in his first season at Barcelona

Friday, April 20, 2018

Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

Wenger revealed on Friday he will leave his position as manager when the season ends following 22 years as boss.

And Arsenal could announce a new manager later today, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis calling an urgent press conference at the Emirates for 5pm.

Head of football relations Raul Sanllehi joined the Gunners from Barca in November, and, according to The Sun, is believed to be keen on Enrique, his compatriot and close friend.

Sanllehi appointed Enrique at the Camp Nou in 2014 and he guided the club to an historic treble in his first season where Barca became the first to achieve the feat – a European Cup, domestic league and cup – twice.

He left in 2017 and Chelsea were understood to be interested in the 47-year-old should they dismiss Antonio Conte, however, they have since turned their attention to Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.Enrique revealed this month how he is waiting for a job that "really excites" him, amid interest from the two London giants.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is among other candidates to take over, while Ray Parlour explained his former team-mate Patrick Vieira would love the job.

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