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Roma coach Luis Enrique confirms departure

AS Roma coach Luis Enrique has confirmed he's leaving the club at the end of the season.

He confirmed this week he is leaving the club after just one season, having failed to make his mark in Serie A.

"I start with a small criticism, as two days ago I held a meeting with the team to say what I thought. I spoke in Spanish, because it was a farewell from the heart," said the former Barcelona B manager. "Some things that weren't true came out in the media with regards to what I had said to my players.

"The truth is that it was a great pleasure to be the Coach of this team and I never regretted coming here. I am leaving because I am so very tired, having given 100 per cent this season. I certainly will not work as a Coach next term.

"For me being here was a wonderful adventure and I gave all of my energy for this squad. The results are what count and that is how it should be, but in my view it wasn't such an awful season.

"This team has improved so much thanks to the hard work put in by the lads. A section of the fans did not understand me, but I think I was always honest with everyone."

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