Luis Enrique to take over as Roma coach

Luis Enrique has confirmed he has reached an agreement with Roma to become the Serie A club’s new manager.

The former Spain international stepped down as coach of Barcelona B last week and will succeed Vincenzo Montella.

"The agreement with Roma is total,” Luis Enrique told Sky Italia.

"The only thing that is missing is the signature. In the next few days I will arrive in the Italian capital.

"I am delighted and enthusiastic to have joined a winning project.

"I am a winner and I have chosen a winning project, otherwise I would not have left my family and my role here (in Barcelona).”

The 41-year-old turned down an offer to guide Primera Division side Atletico Madrid, opting instead to experience Serie A.

"My style of football is an attacking one and a spectacular one,” he said.

"I want to bring so many people to the stadium. I want the fans to enjoy the team’s play.”

Luis Enrique is not concerned by his lack of experience in coaching.

"No one knows me in Italy but in one year’s time, I will be able to clear any

doubts,” he said.

The facts will speak for themselves. With regards to the transfer market, I will try to work with the best.”

The former Barcelona midfielder is expected to sign a two-year contract with Roma.

A consortium led by American businessman Thomas Di Benedetto bought Roma from the Sensi family earlier this year.