Guardiola: Luis Enrique will be a success at Barcelona

The ex-Blaugrana boss believes that the current incumbent is the right man to restore the Catalan club to their former glory – despite some indifferent form of late

Pep Guardiola is in no doubt that Luis Enrique is capable of making Barcelona great again.

The Bayern Munich boss led the Blaugrana to 14 trophies during his four-year stint in charge of the Liga outfit between 2008 and 2012.

However, the Catalans failed to win a major title under Gerardo Martino last season and, despite a morale-boosting win at Almeria on Saturday, the jury is still out on new coach Luis Enrique, after recent losses at Real Madrid and at home to Celta.

Guardiola, though, is adamant that his former team-mate will bring the glory days back to Camp Nou.

“He’s going to be a success,” the Bayern coach is quoted as saying by AS. “Everything in life needs time.

“Football is a process. You don’t turn up and by November you’re champions of everything.

“Everything takes time, everything needs work. Sometimes things go so smoothly, sometimes they are a bit tougher.

“I only hope I don’t meet them in the Champions League!”

Both Bayern and Barca have already booked their places in the last 16 of this season’s Champions League, though the Blaugrana will have to get the better of Paris Saint-Germain in order to progress as group winners.

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