• Barca coach Luis Enrique will not risk playing Messi

    Barca coach Luis Enrique will not risk playing Messi

    Luis Enrique will not be rushed into risking Lionel Messi’s fitness despite Barcelona’s shock weekend setback versus La Liga minnows Alaves.

    A much-changed Barca line-up went down 2-1 at Camp Nou, with Messi, Luis Suarez and club captain Andres Iniesta unable to salvage matters having appeared as second-half substitutes.

    The five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned from international duty with Argentina having aggravated a groin complaint and Luis Enrique will guard against further fitness problems in Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Celtic.

    “Messi, I […]

  • Top Earning Managers: Wenger earns more than Barcelona boss Enrique despite 12-year title drought

    Top Earning Managers: Wenger earns more than Barcelona boss Enrique despite 12-year title drought

    He’s notoriously frugal with Arsenal’s money in the transfer market, so it may come as a surprise that Arsene Wenger’s the fourth-highest paid manager in world football.

    The 66-year-old’s entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates and it’s yet to be seen whether this will be his final season in north London.

    Wenger celebrates 20 years with the Gunners this month but he does so on the back of a 12-year league title drought.

    The Gunners have won three FA […]