The former Camp Nou coach has little doubt that the ex-Roma boss has what it takes to lead the Catalans back to the top
Guardiola guided the Catalans to 14 trophies between 2008 and 2012 – including three La Liga titles and two Champions League victories – and he believes another successful era could be on the cards for Barca following the arrival of Luis Enrique this summer.
“Of course he can match me at Barcelona, I think very highly of him. He will do a better job than I did,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by Sport.
“It is important for Barcelona to have its own identity again, a philosophy that we all recognise. I think we will see just that under Luis Enrique.”
Guardiola and Luis Enrique were team-mates at Barcelona between 1996 and 2001, before the former left the Catalans for Brescia.
Additionally, the 44-year-old was in charge of Barcelona B when Guardiola led the club’s first team and has since also coached Roma and Celta Vigo before returning to Camp Nou this summer to replace Gerardo Martino.