Baldini: Luis Enrique not leaving Roma for Barcelona

The Giallorossi director has denied reports stating that the 41-year-old trainer could depart Stadio Olimpico in order to return to Camp Nou to replace Pep Guardiola
Roma director Franco Baldini has laughed off rumours that head coach Luis Enrique will leave the club for Barcelona at the end of the season.

Reports earlier this week suggested that the Spaniard is one of the candidates to replace Pep Guardiola at the Camp Nou side, if the latter opts to leave.

In addition, it was rumoured that the 41-year-old has a clause in his deal, which will allow him to leave Roma for free if Barcelona come knocking.

However, Baldini has denied the existence of such an option in the coach's contract, and insisted that Luis Enrique will not leave the club.

"Luis Enrique is going nowhere. He is staying at Roma until 2013, and he does not have any clauses in his contract," Baldini was quoted as saying by Il Corriere dello Sport.

The 41-year-old coach joined Roma from Barcelona B at the start of the 2011-12 campaign, and has guided the Giallorossi to fifth spot in the table after a difficult start at the Stadio Olimpico.