Eusebio pledges loyalty to La Real

Reported Barcelona target Eusebio has ruled out the possibility of leaving his post at Real Sociedad to replace Luis Enrique at the Camp Nou.

Enrique made the shock announcement that he will not be renewing his contract, which expires at the end of the season, immediately after Barca thrashed Sporting Gijon 6-1 on Wednesday.

The news swiftly sparked speculation about who will take over the reins for the Blaugrana in the off-season, with local media naming Ernesto Valverde and Jorge Sampaoli, of Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla respectively, as early favourites.

Eusebio, who played for the Catalan giants from 1988 to 1995 and coached their B team for four years until 2015, has also been linked with a return to his former club.

But the Spaniard has no intention of walking away from La Real after recently committing his future to the Basque outfit until 2019.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of his side's clash with Real Betis on Friday, the 52-year-old said: "I said when I renewed my contract, my mind and my spirit are with Real Sociedad.

"My head is here, 100 percent, so there's nothing [with Barca] and there is not going to be."

When asked whether his deal contained a clause which would allow him to depart San Sebastian, Eusebio  added: "It doesn't matter what my contract says [about release clause], it's my desire to continue with this project with La Real.

"The idea is to do something important and I want to be here for a long time."