Sergi Roberto backs Unzue for Barcelona job

ShareClose Comments
The current No. 2 at Camp Nou has been backed to take over once Luis Enrique leaves, and he has won the support of the midfielder

Sergi Roberto has backed Juan Carlos Unzue to succeed Luis Enrique at Barcelona and predicted he would be a "great coach" for the La Liga champions.

Luis Enrique will stand down at the end of the season with his current assistant Unzue, Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde and Real Sociedad coach Eusebio Sacristan leading the race to take over at Camp Nou.

Roberto, the Barca hero in their dramatic 6-1 Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month, came through the ranks at La Masia and believes Unzue's ascent to the top job would be good for continuity purposes.

Wenger: Suarez wanted to join Arsenal!

The Spain midfielder told TV3: "It would be a great way of maintaining Barcelona's philosophy. We have a great relationship with him.

"Even though he is technically in charge of strategy, he always gives us very good tips overall.

"He would be a great coach for Barcelona."

Barca will face Juventus in the Champions League last eight after their 6-5 aggregate defeat of PSG and Roberto accepts it is another tough assignment.

"As your typical Italian side, they are a stout defensive team," he said.

"Moreover, their attacking players are incredibly skilled, so we know that advancing to the semi-final will be far from easy.

"Winning another Champions League would be very exciting, there is no doubt about it.

"I wouldn't say it is a priority for us, but it would mean a lot to win it after the comeback."

Next article:
'Every player has a price' – Mourinho hints at Man Utd sales in January
Next article:
Guardiola: Man City will not go unbeaten in Premier League
Next article:
'Salah is a great player' - Zidane lauds Liverpool attacker
Next article:
Transfer news: The latest rumours from Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the top teams
Next article:
Paul Aguilar still holding out hope for El Tri recall
Close