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Ronald Koeman is the right choice, says Barcelona legend Luis Enrique.

Spain boss Luis Enrique - Barcelona will soon start winning trophies again.

Luis Enrique backs Ronald Koeman.
Luis Enrique backs Ronald Koeman.

Spain boss Luis Enrique believes Ronald Koeman is the right man to take over the helm at Barcelona.

The Spanish giants named Koeman as Quique Setien's successor after Barca's 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The former Southampton and Everton coach left his position as Netherlands boss to take over at the reigns at Los Cules.

And, Enrique, who guided Barca to nine major trophies - including the Champions League - in three seasons as coach at the Camp Nou, has backed Koeman to steady the ship at the Blaugranas, adding that they'll soon start winning trophies again.

"He has the Dutch mentality, very similar to that of Barca," the 50-year-old told a news conference when asked about Koeman.

"Training Barcelona is an immense joy, it is never the worst moment. Then you have to manage it, but these are days when there is always sun.

"It happens to all the big clubs. Now comes more difficult moments. The history of the great clubs is full of these situations.

"They will win titles again soon, but I don't know when. That's the million-dollar question."These players are used to this. They have [broad shoulders]."

Asked if he sees Messi leaving Barca, he replied: "Only Messi can answer that."

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