One day with Luis Enrique


Sometimes the coach rides the bike to work

One day with Luis Enrique
One day with Luis Enrique


Sometimes the coach rides the bike to work

Beyond the doubts of some difficulties that Luis Enrique is living to write a guide for Barça, what you can't tell the coach that he isn't into the job. Journalists Oriol Domènech and Joan Josep Pallàs explain to Mundo Deportivo how is a day of Barça's coach.

12-hour working day

He arrives at the Sports City at 7.30 in the morning and he leaves at 7-8 in the afternoon. His assistants arrive two hours before the start of the training.

To work by bike

When he can he goes from Gavà to Sant Joan Despí. He lasts 45 minutes and he choses the straight way to go there and he choses a longer way to come back, going through Sant Vicenç dels Horts. He has a shower, has breakfast and reviews the videos of Barça matches and opponent's with earsphones to focus. 

Outside the office

He works in the same office that Guardiola, Tito Vilanova and Tata Martino did, but with the difference that Luis Enrique shares it with the staff. That's why he teared down the walls that separated the offices. He usually receives the visits of players to talk about different issues. 

Invited to the training

Work is divided between the members of the staff. They are closed to the media and also to relatives or friends, although there is one day in the week that they can invite whoever they want.

Psychologist advices him to be more friendly

Regarding press conferences, his psychologist is always there, Joaquín Valdés, who told him he should be more friendly and warm to the journalists; he also did so the press officer who comes with him, José Manuel Lázaro. The Asturian doesn't like to dissimulate when something doesn't look right to him.

He will never talk about Barça's electoral process or political matters in Catalonia.