Ex-Liverpool man Luis Garcia backs Luis Enrique to succeed at Barcelona

Luis Enrique Martinez faces the media during his official presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 21, 2014
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Former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia tells Sports Mole that new Barcelona boss Luis Enrique will be a success at the Camp Nou.

Former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia has backed new Barcelona manager Luis Enrique to be a success at the Camp Nou.

Enrique was confirmed as the new Barca boss last week, replacing Gerardo Martino, who lasted just one season with the Catalan club.

Martino's only success in his one year in charge was winning the Spanish Super Cup and Garcia, a former Barca player himself, thinks that his style of football didn't suit the club.

"Maybe it was a bit like a crash between [Martino] and the players, not personally but maybe on the way to play," Garcia told Sports Mole on Saturday at the Heineken Ibiza Final.

Recently-retired Garcia played with Enrique during his career and thinks that his character will suit managing a club of Barca's stature.

"It's not easy to manage Barcelona because you have very big games," he added.

"You're surrounded and it's not easy with the press, the fans and always being in the spotlight, but he's got the personality, he's got the character. As a player, he was a winner."

Enrique has previously managed Barcelona's B team, Roma and Celta Vigo.

Celta de Vigo head coach Luis Enrique looks on during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and RC Celta de Vigo at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on September 26, 2013
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