Monday June 6 2011
Luis Enrique: 'Guardiola advised Roma'

Luis Enrique has reiterated he is in talks with Roma and revealed “Pep Guardiola said they are a great option for me.”

The former Spain international midfielder has been in charge of Barcelona B for the past three years and has confirmed he's walking away this summer.

“I am in negotiations with Roma, but seeing as these are on-going, I will not say anything until the talks are concluded. I won't discuss the other alternatives,” said Luis Enrique in a statement published on the Barcelona website.

He also confessed that the Coach who won the Champions League and Liga title this season had encouraged this move.

“I spoke to Guardiola about this and he said Roma are a serious club, so it would be a great option for me.”

Guardiola knows Serie A well, having played for both Roma and Brescia in his career.

The Giallorossi are seeking a new tactician after President Thomas Di Benedetto and other American investors took over the club.