Barcelona's Luis Enrique Praises Sir Bobby Robson on 5th Anniversary of Death

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJuly 31, 2014


It has been five years since the passing of legendary former England manager Sir Bobby Robson, and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has marked the occasion by remembering his former mentor in an FATV video. 

As a manager, he had very clear ideas, with an attacking concept of play and an easy and clear philosophy. His natural way of doing things, being very spontaneous, being capable of managing a group, being able to adapt himself to the high expectations of a big team with different circumstances. I remember that at half-time he used to grab some plastic glasses to show us the tactics and movements he wanted to see. He was a very talented and easy going person.

Enrique played on Robson's 1996-97 Barcelona side, and he is one of a number of his former players to have gone on to have successful managerial careers.

You can watch Enrique's full interview above, in which he describes Robson's managerial style, recalls the trying circumstances of their season together and looks back fondly on Robson's words of praise.