Luis Enrique says he would happily hand over the reins of the Spain national side if Pep Guardiola wanted to take them on, with the Manchester City boss his pick to fill a demanding role next.
One former Barcelona coach is currently at the Roja helm, with that position filled – a brief break for personal reasons aside – for over three years.
Another could be approached when the time comes for Enrique to step aside, with the 51-year-old saying he would do that now if Guardiola could be prised away from the Etihad Stadium.
Enrique has told reporters ahead of a World Cup qualifying clash for his side against Kosovo on Wednesday:
“I’d love that, I wish [Guardiola] was the Spain coach. I’d love it – it would be perfect.
“What’s more, I’d love to see our national team with his stamp on them.
“I don’t think Spain could have a better coach.”