Luis Enrique, who is rumored to be a candidate for the managerial position at Stamford Bridge, has been coy about his ties to the vacant position at Stamford Bridge.
The former head coach of the Spain men’s national team and Barcelona is reportedly on a shortlist compiled by Todd Boehly and his hierarchy to replace the recently fired Graham Potter.
Alongside Enrique are names such as Julian Nagelsmann and Mauricio Pochettino, while Frank Lampard now returned as interim manager for the remainder of the season.
As the chaos of a manager search continues, one of the subsequent stages consists of discussions.
According to recent reports, Enrique traveled to London to discuss his project and its compatibility with the Blues.
This included a PowerPoint presentation of his plans, which he used to persuade the hierarchy that he would be the ideal candidate for a return to management.
The 52-year-old was later spotted returning to Spain by Spanish outlet Jijantes, who questioned him about his time abroad. When questioned about his trip, the head coach played coy, claiming he was not in London but on the Spanish island of Formentera.
When asked about his time in London, the coach quipped to the reporters, “If you do the the famous haka, I’ll respond.” “I come from Formentera! It is magnificent, a paradise island.” He refused to comment on any connection to the Chelsea job or his involvement in the rumored negotiations.
👀 LUIS ENRIQUE EN SU LLEGADA DE LONDRES— Jijantes FC (@JijantesFC) April 5, 2023
🗣 "Si hacéis la famosa haka os respondo. ¡Vengo de Formentera! Es maravillosa, una isla paradisíaca".
✈️ Ha viajado con su hijo Pacho e Iván de la Peña.
[📹: @monfortcarlos / @juliclaramunt] pic.twitter.com/lMYxCzi8ET
It remains to be seen if Enrique will be in the running for the top job or if he will be the ultimate choice, but he is not showing his hand at this time.
Luis Enrique breaks his silence on a potential move for the vacant Chelsea head coach role amid Todd Boehly shortlist