Barcelona and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has stated that he wants Luis Enrique to remain as the Barcelona coach for the long run.
This comes as a surprise as there were reports recently that the midfielder will leave the club if ever Luis Enrique continues as the Barcelona coach.
Indeed Ivan Rakitic has struggled to get playing time at Barcelona during recent weeks as he spends most of the time on the bench.
However, the Croatian midfielder believes that it will be easier for him for Enrique to remain as the Barcelona coach as it is him who brought him to the club. He said that Luis Enrique knows him better and it will be better for him that he remains as the Barcelona coach.
There was news that Manchester City might be interested in the midfielder and he might want to reconnect with a former Barcelona manager in Pep Guardiola.
However, he said that he feels great at Barcelona and wants to fight for his place. He said that he has no intention of leaving the best club in the world and believes that he can still help the club in achieving their goals.
Ivan Rakitic contract is due to expire at the end of the 2019 season, and he said that he wants to extend his contract beyond that date.
He admitted that his agent is currently in discussion with the Spanish club and that he believes that he will be signing a new contract soon.
He said that Barcelona has a great chance of winning trophies this season and that he will do everything he can in order to help the team win the title. He said that Barcelona has the best players in the world with Neymar, Messi, and Suarez and that there is no other place he would want to go.