Arsene Wenger has spoken highly of Luis Enrique amid his links to the Arsenal job.
Wenger will leave the Gunners at the end of the season, bringing to an end his 22-year tenure in north London.
Arsenal have so far given no indication on when they will announce his replacement, nor has a clear favourite been revealed.
Former Barcelona head coach Enrique is in contention – and Wenger insists that he would be happy for him to take the reigns.
“I have a high opinion of him,” Wenger said.
“But I don’t want to influence the job for the next manager.”
During his three years in charge of Barcelona, Enrique led the Catalan club to two La Liga titles and a Champions League, alongside three Copa del Reys.
He is the current bookmakers’ favourite for the job, with Mikel Arteta, Joachim Low, Brendan Rodgers and Max Allegri all in contention.
Meanwhile, Wenger says that the decision to announce his departure when they did was not his call.
“The timing wasn’t really my decision,” he admitted. “For the rest, I have spoken about it already.”
Wenger also says that he will not be involved in the decision to appoint a replacement.
Source- The Mirror
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