Chelsea fans have reacted after footage of Luis Enrique speaking good English emerged online.
Chelsea supporters are left impressed with the Spanish manager’s English after a clip of the Spaniard gone viral.
Luis Enrique, the former Spanish national team coach is the frontrunner to take over Chelsea’s managerial position, following the dismissal of former head coach Graham Potter.
The 52-year-old Spanish International traveled to London on Wednesday, 5th of April, 2023, to begin talks with the Chelsea board after being approached by the club this week.
The Blues supporters have just discovered that the former FC Barcelona head coach speaks perfect English after a video from EURO 2020 was published on social media of Enrique sharing his opinion after Spain’s national team were beaten in the semi-final by Italy.
As a result of Spain’s disappointing performance at the World Cup, Enrique was recently fired from his coaching role.
However, he shined for Spain in the 2021 UEFA Nations League and the 2020 Euro when they advanced to the semi-final and final.
He also showed his worth at Barcelona by helping the team to three consecutive titles at Camp Nou.
Moreover, Enrique was a native English speaker despite having spent nearly his entire management and playing career in Spain.
That could be crucial to Enrique getting the Chelsea job, and the fans seem to be ready to welcome him.
What Chelsea fans are saying about Luis Enrique after his spoken English video circulated online.
One reacted by saying; “Good to know he already speaks English”.
Two fans tagged Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, urging him to employ Enrique.
The third one said he’s the right candidate “He’ll surely cook”
Whether or not Enrique is ready to assume duty quickly is also a deciding factor in his favor.
Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has reportedly caught Todd Boehly’s eye as a prospect for an immediate takeover.
Talks between the club and the German are scheduled to begin, but the former Bayern Munich manager may want to wait until the summer to sign.
On the other hand, The manager has given Chelsea his three primary requirements for taking the position.
The Spanish international desires stability and time to carry out his plans.
The 52-year-old coach would also like a mobile center forward, a midfield controller, and additional width.
Understandably, Chelsea would look to add a goalscorer by signing a striker.
At long last, Enrique plans to reduce Chelsea’s roster size. It will be fascinating to see if the Blues can shed any of their deadwood this summer, as the Spaniard prefers to operate with a small squad.
In addition, Chelsea has announced Frank Lampard as the club’s interim coach until the end of the season.
What’s next for Chelsea?
The Blues will lock horns with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Saturday, 8th of April, 2023.