Enrique extends Barcelona contract until 2017

Luis EnriqueBarcelona coach Luis Enrique, who led the Catalan giants to the treble in his first campaign in charge, has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish side until June 2017.

“We have sealed the renewal of Luis Enrique’s contract until 2017, so we will have Luis Enrique for two more years,” Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu told a news conference.

Enrique capped his first season as Barcelona’s head coach by matching Pep Guardiola’s feat from the 2008/09 season when the Catalans captured the European, Spanish league and cup titles.

“We are very happy, it could not be any other way. After a year in which we faced many difficulties but also had great results , we are more than excited and hope to win new titles,” he said in a statement.

Despite being under contract with Barcelona until June 2016, Enrique had consistently refused to tie his future to the club.

“The truth is I don’t know if I will continue (next season). The season isn’t over yet, we have a long night ahead of us,” he said Saturday before Barcelona’s 3-1 Champions League final win over Juventus in Berlin.

After the final Enrique said Barcelona’s hunger for silverware is insatiable and they want to make more history by becoming the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles.

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