Luis Enrique reportedly turned down offers from three Italians clubs this summer after announcing his departure from Roma.
The Spaniard quit the Giallorossi at the end of his first season in Serie A after the capital club finished the campaign in seventh place – failing to qualify for Europe in the process.
However, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the former Barcelona and Real Madrid player is still highly-regarded in the game.
So much so that Fiorentina, as well as the newly promoted duo of Pescara and Sampdoria, made approaches for his services.
Nevertheless, Luis Enrique rejected all offers as he has decided to take a year out from the game.
Fiorentina eventually appointed Vincenzo Montella, Pescara went for Giovanni Stroppa – after Zdenek Zeman left for Roma – and Samp are set to hire Ciro Ferrara.
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