I WOULD REJECT BARCELONA-EUSEBIO

Real Sociedad head coach Eusebio Sacristan insists he would turn down an approach from Barcelona to replace Luis Enrique.

The former Barca B boss is among the favorites to take the reins at Camp Nou when Luis Enrique leaves his post at the end of the season.

Asked about the reported Barca interest, he told AS: “I don’t want to waste even a second on that. Really. It’s clear for me.

“I can understand that a player might have some doubts – everyone likes them. And I’m not saying that I don’t like being thought of as a future coach of a great club – it means that my work is being noticed.

“It’s flattering for me, but it’s not fulfilling for me. What fulfils me is to have a great season with Real.

“The fact that it’s happening [the rumours] is thanks to the club, to Real, who noticed me and took a chance on me after four years on the Barca coaching staff. Barca, when I was within their organisation, never noticed me. And that’s what I would have liked.

“Now, I owe my loyalty to Real, who believed in me and give me support.”

When asked if it remains a dream to take the top job at Camp Nou, he continued: “Not right now. My goal as a coach is the same as when I was a player: to have a long career.

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