La Liga: I'll leave if players don't back me: Barca coach Luis Enrique

Jan 11, 2015, 02:35 IST | AFP

Madrid: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique claimed he hadn't been affected by rumours that he could become the latest high-profile exit from the Camp Nou should his side fail to beat Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique 

However, the 44-year-old said he would step down after just seven months in the job if he felt he no longer had the backing of his players.

"There are so many reports, some of them badly intentioned," he said on Saturday. "I won't get involved in this dangerous game.

What I can guarantee is that the day I see that my players don't follow me, I will leave." A destabilising week for the Catalan giants began with a shock 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad last weekend.

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