Old Trafford dreams of Luis Enrique rebuilding the team’s course, but the Spanish coach has no plans to leave La Roja.
It’s easy to understand why fans of the manchester united fantasize that Luis Enrique Martinez Garcia become your next coach. Equally, it is clear why those at Old Trafford, particularly the decision makers, could harbor the same futile dream of hiring the Spain.
The talented, intense and Anglophile 51-year-old coach represents much of what manchester united represented during their dominance of the last three decades in England, plus what they would love to represent once again. All the football concepts to which it is wedded – the addiction to winning, the chest out, the hint of danger, the “come and play us if you think you can” attitude – are what fans are looking for this week. Every week they spend their money to see United.
However, the harsh reality is that Luis Enrique he is not remotely interested in leaving his post at the head of La Roja with a world Cup just around the corner he can win but he’s not the right man for the manchester united because, right now, they’re nowhere near ready for him. They are not even close to being in good shape for him to flourish and impose his football ideas.
frankly yes Luis Enrique decide not to stay with Spain after the 2022 World Cup (the probability that he spends at least a couple of more seasons trying to win a tournament with players like Pedri, Gavi, Ansu Fati, Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal and Ferran Torres, the oldest of whom is 24 years old and the youngest only 17 ), then it would be much more likely to prosper by taking over from Pep Guardiola on manchester city OR Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool.
I’ll expand on that opinion a bit more in a moment, but for now, it’s important to clearly understand the core parts of the composition of Luis Enrique What makes it attractive to him? manchester unitedbut which, I reckon, will repel him from his current situation.
The only English team to win the treble have been run by bean counters and suckers for so long that the corrosive effect goes far beyond the team being inconsistent week after week on the pitch; goes beyond not appearing competitive in the Premier league oh the Champions League. I listen to the opinion of some in training camp on a regular basis and they conclude that there are very clear reasons for the often indifferent competitive attitudes.
As was the case during the dissolution of the ‘Boot Room’ culture at Anfield and its former training ground, Melwood, the ideas, beliefs, rules, habits and disciplines of the manchester united have been oxidized, eroded or gradually disappeared.
United’s academy training and development is gently on an upward curve compared to, say, four or five years ago. But there is a general feeling that too many young talents, both in the first team and in the academy, are moving forward with an innate sense of purpose. It feels like there’s an absence of the infamously brutally determined need to win, conquer and dominate.
It’s not just the training sessions, but the entire training ground environment that lacks rigor and order; he also lacks a ruling, authoritarian identity that is imposed by a feared and respected leader, but that is also imposed by equally brave and focused veteran footballers.
So the idea of Luis Enrique at manchester united. The Asturian is not one of those coaches who yearns to build an empire. This is a man who, by his own admission, was a leader and a warrior as a player, but he didn’t initially envision himself extending that to coaching.
In an interview two years ago, I asked him if his ideas as a coach were innate or learned throughout his successful playing career. He told me: “As a footballer, I didn’t think I would become a club manager, even though I was a leader in the dressing room and one of the team captains. But when you take a course, you see what is important and not through the eyes of a player, you see it through the eyes of a coach.
He found that he was as obsessed with the art of training and winning as he had been with playing and winning. Analyzing his own squad’s strengths, teaching and instructing, tearing opponents apart, conjuring up strategies on how to maximize his team’s strengths or nullify opponents’ – these things have become his trademark.
In the same way that GuardiolaBarca B’s totally inexperienced manager in 2008, insisted that the club immediately invest in film equipment so that every game he analysed, whether it be his team’s or their opponent’s, could be recorded “full field” rather than of “follow the ball”, Luis Enrique it has clear, immovable and sometimes unusual methods.
At Barça B, exactly one season after Guardiolathen in the Celta Vigo or winning the Treble with Neymar, Luis Suarez and Leo Messicould often be seen Luis Enrique training, atop a scaffolding platform, which was built specifically for him to be 30 feet in the air and survey the field with a wide view for detail. With Spainhas installed a giant screen on the edge of the main training pitch to share videos, details of what he wants his players to do or improve, and what the opponent does well or poorly (shown during a team practice session , rather than in a video room) so instructions can be implemented on the spot while the message is fresh in your players’ heads.
The man is, above all, an excellent coach.
The manchester united need another Sir Alex Fergusonand that is not an easy thing to do because of his track record, his brilliant personality, his vision or his voraciously competitive spirit. When the Scottish manager moved south to Aberdeen, he took charge of a club and team in disarray. Ferguson was not just a ruthless and committed winner; he was there to emulate Matt Busby. He wanted to build an empire.
Even then he was as much a psychologist, manager and drill sergeant as he was a pure trainer. Doesn’t he recognize that this is precisely what he needs right now? Manchester United?
Yes OK Luis Enrique possesses innate qualities and traits that link him with Fergusonhas a lot more things about him that could be compared to roy keaneone of Ferguson’s most reliable players. All the Pavlovian reactions that Keane had as an “alpha player”, as a captain, as a winner and now as a television commentator, Luis Enrique has them in abundance.
Believe me, while the Spaniard has a bit more patience than Keane in dealing with people, he is just as ruthless (if not more) once he has made a decision than anyone, a teammate, an employee, a staff member. or a squad, cannot, or will not, follow the doctrine of Luis Enrique the verbatim. With SpainTwo members of his coaching staff have already left.
FergusonBy nature, he was a manipulator of people, someone who saw all the pieces in motion and was used to having to invest time and patience in building an empire, in all its aspects. Stormy, a disciplinary: yes. But he was also willing to give and take, according to his needs in a particular situation. Of course, he intimately understood football, he was able to read.