Luis Enrique ‘not considering return to football’ after being linked with


Luis Enrique ‘not considering return to football’ after being linked with Arsenal job as pressure continues to mount on compatriot Unai Emery

  • Former Spain boss Luis Enrique is reportedly not considering a return to football
  • Reports have linked the 49-year-old manager with Unai Emery’s job at Arsenal
  • Emery has come under increasing pressure after going five games without a win
  • However, Gunners chiefs are ‘100 per cent’ behind their under-fire manager
  • Enrique has been out of work since leaving Spain job due to personal reasons 

Luis Enrique is currently not considering a return to football after he was linked with Unai Emery’s position at Arsenal, according to reports.

Pressure continues to mount on the Gunners boss after falling to another Premier League defeat at the weekend, as Leicester put Emery’s men to the sword at the King Power Stadium.

The result leaves Arsenal eights adrift of Manchester City in fourth and means the north London outfit have gone five games without a win in all competitions.

Luis Enrique is reportedly not considering a return to football amid links with Arsenal job

Luis Enrique is reportedly not considering a return to football amid links with Arsenal job

 

Unai Emery is under mounting pressure after going five games without a win at Arsenal

Unai Emery is under mounting pressure after going five games without a win at Arsenal

With the spotlight firmly on Emery, several reports have linked his compatriot Enrique with his job.

However, according to ESPN, Enrique is not yet ready to make his return to football in any capacity after he stepped down from his role as Spain manager for personal reasons in June. His nine-year-old daughter died after a battle with osteosarcoma – a form of bone cancer. 

Arsenal chiefs are also determined to stand by Emery despite the club’s disappointing start.

Owner Stan Kroenke and his son Josh, head of football Raul Sanllehi, managing director Vinai Venkatesham and technical director Edu have no intention of replacing Emery and believe he is making steady progress.

Arsenal players look dejected after falling to a third Premier League defeat of the season

Arsenal players look dejected after falling to a third Premier League defeat of the season

According to The Athletic, Arsenal’s board of directors remain ‘100 per cent’ behind the current manager.

Gunners bosses viewed the match against Leicester as a challenging fixture and thought the team showed signs of improvement and resilience before Jamie Vardy broke the deadlock on 68 minutes.

Directors are wary that the lack of fixtures will amplify the ‘noise’ surrounding Emery, but they are reluctant to sack him halfway through a three-year deal.

Arsenal stand sixth in they table and return to domestic action when they take on Southampton at home on Saturday November 23.

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