Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City coach, would have advised FC Barcelona boss Joan Laporta on the recruitment of Erik ten Hag.
Very close to the new president of the Catalan formation, the coach of Skyblues does not hesitate to help his club of heart whenever he has the opportunity. A few weeks ago, he asked the Mancunian management not to make an offer in the file. Ansu Fati, who is reluctant to extend, so as not to put pressure on the Catalans during negotiations with the player’s agent. According to the information d’El Nacional, Pep Guardiola now plays the role of advisor for Barca. He would have slipped the name of Erik ten Hag, the coach of Ajax Amsterdam, to the Barcelona leaders.
The last poor performances of Jordi Alba’s teammates, especially in the Champions League, are said to be accelerating the departure of Ronald Koeman. Maintaining conflicting relations with his management, the Batavian technician could be replaced by his compatriot, Erik ten Hag. Having allowed Ajax to keep his ultra-offensive game since his arrival on the bench in December 2017, the 51-year-old coach would not be against a departure in Catalonia.
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