Former Barcelona Star Luis Enrique Lined Up For Reading Job

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Spanish manager set to take the reigns at the Madejski Stadium.

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Former Barcelona player Luis Enrique has been added to the shortlist of candidates to take over from Brian McDermott at Reading according to The Mirror.

The Spaniard has been out of work since parting ways with Roma last summer and has been contacted regarding his availability for the post.

Reading owner Anton Zingarevich is thought to be keen to bring in a high profile name to the club after encountering problems with their first-choice replacements.

Ex-Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has reportedly turned down the opportunity to take charge whilst several senior Reading players urged the club’s management to decide against appointing former Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio.

The club suffered a further setback when Brighton boss Gus Poyet was unkeen to take the reins and Zingarevich is now thought to be taking matters into his own hands after previously consulting with Director of Football Nicky Hammond.

Enrique was named by Pele as one of the greatest living footballers before his retirement in 2004. The former Spain midfielder went on to take over Barcelona ‘B’ from Pep Guardiola in 2008 and is thought to have strong potential as a manager.

Enrique’s life as a manager did not get off to the best of starts however after he failed to qualify for Europe with Roma last season.

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