Alonso Sings the Praises of Luis Enrique
The subject of whether or not Antonio Conte will hang on to his job at Stamford Bridge remains a hugely debatable topic.
We`re all aware that all may not be well behind the scenes and that, already, the media have mentioned several possible candidates as the next incumbent of the managerial hot-seat at Stamford Bridge.
One name that continues to be mentioned in the same sentence as Conte`s replacement is the former Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique.
On paper, Enrique would seem to be an ideal candidate, whilst with Barcelona he won:
• Champions League
• La Liga (x2)
• Copa del Rey (x3)
• UEFA Super Cup
• FIFA Club World Cup
• Spanish Super Cup
It seems that those achievements have made Luis Enrique the favourite for the job, if Conte and Chelsea part-company.
It also seems that, in an interview he gave to the media vehicle, Cope, and as picked up by the red-top publication, The Mirror, our own Marcos Alonso was backed into a corner during an interview, with the wing-back being asked about Luis Enrique.
Alonso, trying to remain diplomatic, came back with a pretty decent answer, remarking,
"Luis Enrique has shown at Barcelona that he is a great coach with many qualities and I believe he would be good for any club, but I do not know him a lot on a personal level."
Probably so, but it shouldn`t be forgotten that whilst at the Camp Nou, Enrique had a vast array of talent at his disposal.
If called upon would he prove to be the same success at Chelsea?