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The Spaniard has revealed to the press that he will step down from his position as coach of the Italian capital club after just one season in charge of the Giallorossi

Luis Enrique has confirmed that he will resign as trainer of Roma in the summer, quoting bad relationship with the Italian media as the main reason for his decision.

The Spanish coach has had an inconsistent debut season in the Italian capital, and will leave the Giallorossi after failing to deliver Champions League football for next term.

The former Barcelona B boss has stated that the media have not been honest in their portrayal of him, and has wished the players the best of luck for the future.

"The criticism of me that has come out in the press, all that was said, is a lie," he told reporters at a press conference.

"Being the coach of this team has been a privilege, I have never regretted it even when there were bad days.

"I have always been respected by the fans that I have met on the road. I leave because I do not think I can recuperate and rest sufficiently in a summer.

"Next year I am not sure if I will coach. I have spent all my energy trying to get to the top.

"My job has been judged by results, as is normal. But it's an adventure, the beginning of an adventure, and until recently we were fighting for third place. We did not get it, but I do not think it's been a bad season.

“The team is improved so much. The guys are always busy and for this I thank them today as I always have," he concluded.

Roma currently find themselves in seventh place in Serie A, meaning they will not play European football next season. Luis Enrique's last game in charge of the Giallorossi is away to Cesena on Sunday.

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