Celta coach Luis Enrique has confirmed that he is stepping down from his position at Celta de Vigo, fuelling speculations that he might take over Barcelona.

He told reporters: "The time has come to announce that I am not staying in Vigo next season," but he did not say anything about his plans for the coming season.

It was speculated in recent weeks that Enrique would replace Gerardo Martino as Barcelona manager.

Barcelona boss Andoni Zubizarreta met Enrique at his private home near Barcelona recently, where they were said to have discussed plans for the coming season.

The former Spain and Barcelona midfielder knows the club from his time as manager of their second team.

He has been at Celta for a year following a short and unsuccessful spell at AS Roma.

Celta have played some of the most attractive football this season in Spain, which they crowned with a 2-0 home win over Real Madrid last weekend. 

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