Barcelona want coach Luis Enrique to stay

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Barcelona have thrown their support behind coach Luis Enrique after he guided the Catalan giants to the Champions League semi-finals.

The future of Enrique has constantly been under the microscope this season and the situation has not been helped by rumours of a bust up with superstar Lionel Messi.

Enrique has always stayed tight-lipped over his future, but he does have a deal until 2016 and as far as Barca officials are concerned, he will at least see it out.

Barcelona cruised past Paris Saint-Germain 5-1 on aggregate and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Spanish TV that Enrique has his full support.

“We would like him to continue,” he said. “We have no doubt that he will remain at the club, more so, because he is under contract.”

Barca are on course for the treble after making the Champions League semi-finals.

They also lead the Primera Division, two points ahead of Real Madrid heading into the final six games, and are through to the final of the Copa del Rey.

The 44-year-old has done a good job since taking charge in the summer and Bartomeu says the Barca hierarchy are satisfied.

“We are very happy with Luis Enrique,” Bartomeu added. “We are continuously improving.”

Barcelona return to Spanish league action on Saturday when they take on city rivals Espanyol and are priced at 1.24 to pick up the win.

The home side are 12.65, with the draw priced are 5.42.

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