Four Days of Judgment for Luis Enrique at Barcelona

Sports team owner Bruce Levenson weighs in that when you are the coach of the Barcelona soccer club, expectations are always insanely high. Even though the Catalans are only four points off top spot in La Liga, and in the last 16 of the Champions League, Luis “Lucho” Enrique is in a lot of trouble.

Fans are not happy with the style of play from the team this season, while players are said to be disappointed by some of his decisions. He has not managed to integrate Neymar, Leo Messi and Suarez into a cohesive attacking unit. In addition, the defense still looks a mess despite the signings of Claudio Bravo, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen.

Enrique is going to be given this season to make an impact. If he fails, he will be fired. Even though the season does not end in May, it is four days in March that will determine the fate of Lucho at Barcelona.

In four days during March, Barcelona will face Real Madrid at home, followed by the second leg of their round of 16 clash with Manchester City. If they fail to defeat Real at home and progress to the quarter finals, Enrique may not last another week at the club.

The pressure is mounting on Enrique and Barcelona. They need to start winning games and playing quality football. Those four days will go a long way towards determining their season and the fate of their coach.

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