Barcelona like to promote from within, with Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova both being appointed to the role from coaching positions with the club’s B side.
Luis Enrique managed Barcelona B for three seasons between 2008-2011, having made 300 appearances for the club as a player, and would be a worthy candidate to take charge of the team.
As could be expected of someone associated with the club for so many years, Enrique is well versed with the club’s philosophies and playing style.
Despite a mixed spell at AS Roma in which he tried to introduce those same approaches, he is still highly thought of in Spain’s second city, and would likely be a popular choice with the fans.
He would have to be prised away from Celta Vigo, where he has just agreed to become manager.