Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui understands Luis Enrique leaving Barcelona on account of the tiresome demands in the LaLiga titleholders.
On Wednesday, Luis Enrique announced he will step down as Barca boss at the end of the season.
Out of contract in June, the 46-year-old – who has faced intense scrutiny this term – cited the need to have for rest for his decision following Barca’s 6-1 rout of Sporting Gijon.
The news, on the other hand, has not come as a surprise, at least to not countryman Lopetegui.
“I fully grasp the decision he has created, it’s regular for him to become tired, to be Barcelona’s coach there’s a lot of put on and tear,” he mentioned.
“I speak from time for you to time with him but we’ve never accomplished it on this topic, but I comprehend him leaving.
“It is really a private choice that should have been very thoughtful and that, obviously, he thinks would be the best.”
Getting won seven trophies as a player at Camp Nou, Luis Enrique has enjoyed similar good results in the dugout.
Considering the fact that replacing Gerardo Martino, Luis Enrique has guided the Catalan giants to eight titles, such as two LaLiga crowns, the Champions League and also a treble in 2014-15.
“What he is often proud of is definitely the number of titles he has won for Barcelona,” Lopetegui continued.
“He has proved himself to be a world-class coach.”
Barca are top rated on the table, one point ahead of bitter rivals Genuine Madrid, that have a game in hand following their 3-3 draw at dwelling to Las Palmas.