El Clasico Fever – Public Enemy No. 1: Why Luis Enrique Is Hated By Real Madrid Fans

No love lost. Luis Enrique returns to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time as Barcelona boss on Saturday, but the reception will be anything but cordial for the Asturian coach.

A promising player with hometown club Sporting Gijon, Luis Enrique signed for Real Madrid in a deal worth 250 million pesetas (around €1.5m) in 1991. But after five seasons at the Bernabeu in which he never truly won over the support of the madridistas, the former forward did the unthinkable and moved to Barcelona on a free transfer.


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