On October 2008 he said: "He is really good and will make history in the first team as a coach"
Late October 2008. Luis Enrique began his stage in Barça B substituting Guardiola and with a bad start: 2 wins, 6 defeats and 1 draw in the first nine rounds of the Second Division B. The team were in relegation zone and some people said he wasn't a good coach.
Guardiola also asked him to be his substitute in Barça B
In the stands of Miniestadi, were Barça B usually play, Pep Guardiola is watching a game of Barça B and tells the journalist Oriol Domenech from Mundo Deportivo: "Don't worry. Luis is very, very good. He will come out of this, he will end up coaching the first team and will make history."
The journalist explain this in today's edition of Mundo Deportivo as well as the fact that Luis Enrique was one of the first to know that Guardiola would be the first-team coach in 2008. Guardiola invited him in a restaurant and with the permission of the Football Director he told him: "I want you to be my substitute in the B team. You have to accept it. It is the best place to start." No sooner said than done. It seems that Luis Enrique is following Pep Guardiola's path.