Pep Guardiola won seven titles in his first two seasons at FC Barcelona, a record that might have seemed impossible to match. But it has been!
After Sunday’s Copa del Rey victory, Luis Enrique has won seven of the nine title he’s competed for since taking over as first team boss at FC Barcelona. He won a famous treble at the first time of asking (Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League), and has added four more trophies this term (UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, La Liga and Copa del Rey).
Since he’s been in charge, the Asturian has overseen 122 matches, with an impressive return of 96 wins, 14 draws and just 13 defeats. The only titles he’s missed out have been the Spanish Super Cup at the start of the present campaign, and this season’s edition of the Champions League.
Second coach to win back-to-back cups
Luis Enrique belongs to a select number of six managers that have won La Liga in his first year at FC Barcelona. And although Barça have won consecutive cups four times before, this is only the second time that it has happened under the same manager. Ferdinand Daucik was in charge the last time any club won the Spanish Cup three years in a row, in 1951, 1952 and 1953.