As Barcelona enjoys its best season since the end of the Pep Guardiola era, manager Luis Enrique has finally earned a ton of respect from his peers, from Barça fans and everyone who enjoys good football. He created an angry, in-your-face system that still maintains respect for the history of Blaugrana style. It's beautiful, and it's not. And it's winning a lot.
But there's a problem. After the end of this season, A.K.A next month, Barça will hold elections to select a new president after current boss Josep Bartomeu decided to anticipate the process to calm down club members who weren't happy with the direction the institution is going.
The favorite to win the elections right now is Joan Laporta, the famous man who brought Barça from the ashes of failure and turned them into a powerhouse, bringing us the Ronaldinho Era that triggered the Pep Era and all the years of glory and trophies we recently enjoyed. And, if Laporta wins the elections, there is a widespread of media outlets reporting on a possible manager change, which is always the case when there is presidential switch.
The Mail went ahead and reported that Luis Enrique will leave Barça at the end of the season, regardless of how things end. Treble or not treble, the political tension that comes with an election and the uncertainty of the club's future will be good reasons for Lucho to consider leaving the Blaugrana on a high note.
And according to the English outlet, Premier League's Manchester City is keen on bringing Lucho in and get rid of underachieving coach Manuel Pellegrini.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is set to walk away from the club this summer even if he wins the treble.
Club elections are held in July and will almost certainly mean a new president which, in turn, almost always means a new coach.
This is despite the fact Enrique, whose side beat Bayern Munich 3-0 on Wednesday, is just six games from winning the Champions League, La Liga and the Spanish Cup.
Enrique has consistently refused to discuss the second year of his contract and those close to him suggest he is resigned to leaving in the summer regardless of how the season ends.
His situation is bound to alert Premier League clubs, including Manchester City.
Even if his team win the treble and president Josep Bartomeu wins the election, the coach could still decide to leave with his stock high.
City will not keep Manuel Pellegrini beyond the end of next season and, if they are given no indication this summer by Pep Guardiola that he is about to turn his back on Bayern, the search elsewhere could start with his former Barca team-mate.
I'm torn about this. As always, everything that comes from The Mail has to be taken with a million grains of salt, but they have a point. Laporta is promising to bring back Pep Guardiola, especially now that the Bayern Munich manager is being deeply criticized by his work in Germany. It is very likely that Laporta wins the elections, and then everything is up in the air.