Enrique to leave Roma
Luis Enrique has confirmed he will quit as Roma coach at the end of the season and plans to have a year away from the game.
The Spaniard's exit was first revealed by general director Franco Baldini on Friday after what has been a below-par Serie A campaign in which they can finish no higher than seventh and therefore miss out on a European place next term. Before Sunday's final match at Cesena, Enrique confirmed his impending departure and said he was tired after a gruelling campaign. "I've given everything this season. I don't think I'll be able to recover my energy over the summer - not the energy needed to motivate a group," he said. "I definitely won't be coaching next season. It's been a great pleasure to coach this team and not even in the darkest hour did I regret coming to this club. "I've always had the utmost respect for the fans I've bumped into in the streets. I'm leaving because I feel very tired and drained."