Luis Enrique confirms he will `not be coaching next season`

London [UK], Apr. 5 (ANI): Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that he will be taking a year-long sabbatical like Pep Guardiola and would be spending and would be "going to the beach" after leaving the club at the end of the season.

Enrique is set to leave the club after three years, a reign in which he has won one Champions League title, as well as two league and cup doubles.

"If I'm leaving Barca, with how well I get on with these players and the club, it's not going to be to go anywhere else," the Independent quoted him as saying.

"It's a year to recuperate... I'm going to relax and, when the weather is good, I'm going to the beach."

"This is nothing new. I've said this plenty of times. I will not be coaching next season," he added.

Guardiola did the same thing before eventually accepting the Bayern Munich job.

Earlier in March, the Asturian coach had said that he would be leaving at the end of the season.

"The reasoning is that I live my job searching for solutions and this gives me little rest," the 46-year-old had said at that time.

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Enrique with Arsene Wenger's future up in the air. (ANI)