Luis Enrique would 'love' Guardiola to take Spain job
Pep Guardiola coaching Spain would be a perfect match, according to the national team's current boss Luis Enrique.FotMob - about 2 months ago
Luis Enrique has reiterated he would love to see Pep Guardiola take over as Spain coach in the future.
Former Barcelona coach Guardiola suggested last month that he wishes to try his hand in international football after leaving Manchester City.
Guardiola's City deal runs until 2023, and while he plans to take a break whenever his time at the Premier League club is up, he also wants to experience coaching a national team.
Luis Enrique helped continue the legacy his former team-mate built at Camp Nou and said he would have no issues in standing aside for Guardiola.
In fact, it is something Luis Enrique wants to see.
"I'd love that, I wish [Guardiola] was the Spain coach. I'd love it – it would be perfect," he enthused in a news conference ahead of Spain's World Cup qualifier against Kosovo.
"What's more, I'd love to see our national team with his stamp on them.
"I don't think Spain could have a better coach."
Spain have not had it all their own way in qualification but nevertheless sit top of Group B after they bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Sweden by thrashing Georgia 4-0.
The Euro 2020 semi-finalists only hold a one-point advantage over Sweden, however, having played two games more.
As was the case for the Euros, Luis Enrique again did not select any Real Madrid players in his latest squad, though he played a straight bat when pressed on his decision on Tuesday.
"My actions speak louder than words [with regards to Real Madrid players]," he said.
"I could only dig myself a hole with an explanation."