Barcelona forward Neymar has offered his thoughts on who he would like to see take over from Luis Enrique as manager at the end of the season.
Speculation remains rife about who will become the Catalan's head coach, but with Enrique's men firmly in the La Liga title race following a thrilling Clasico win over Real Madrid last month, a decision is likely to be made at the end of the season.
Rakitic: "I'd like Unzue to become coach. He knows the club. They will decide who's the best coach. Whoever it is, we'll fight together." pic.twitter.com/0gKkxw13vB— FCBdaily (@FCBdaily) 4 May 2017
Enrique himself is said to be determined to end his reign on a high by retaining Barca's La Liga crown, and whilst his players share that sentiment, Neymar is understood to have told club officials, via his father, who he wants to take over as manager next season.
Reports in the Spanish press suggest that the Brazilian has joined a number of his teammates in hoping to see Enrique's assistant, Juan Carlos Unzué, appointed the new boss.
Unzue has limited managerial experience with Numancia and Racing Santander, but his knowledge of the club and current players at the Nou Camp is something that appeals to Neymar.
With the Blaugrana in desperate need of a shake up, Unzue could provide a smooth transition and his experience of how the club is run would also likely appeal to board members, who have shown in the past their willingness to make internal appointments.
Tito Vilanova was one such example where the club promoted an assistant manager to become the head coach, but Unzue will need to fight off competition from the Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde and Sevilla's Jorge Sampaoli, who have also been hotly tipped to succeed Enrique in the summer.