While the Catalan press announces the dismissal of Ronald Koeman soon, the management of FC Barcelona would have several renowned coaches in the sights.
Without his legend Lionel Messi, the FC Barcelona began a new cycle for a few months but Ronald Koeman, despite a first season that had ended well (with a Copa del Rey title), is no longer the man for the job for the Blaugrana public. If the dismissal of the Dutch coach, under contract until June 2022, would be expensive (nearly 13 million euros), it could take place before the end of the year, according to several Catalan media.
Better still, President Joan Laporta drew up a short-list coaches, as revealed by a journalist from RAC1, Tuesday, the day after the draw snatched by FCB against Granada (1-1), Monday night at Camp Nou. Xavi Hernandez, still stationed at Al Sadd, has been biding his time for several years now. The former midfielder refused to land during the season, when Ernesto Valverde was sidelined in January 2020.
Conte, the big blow, Bielsa, the crazy blow!
There are other interesting technicians in the sights of the Barcelona management, such as Antonio Conte, announced at Real Madrid last summer, as well as his compatriot Andrea Pirlo, also free from any contract but much less experienced. Two other coaches in post are mentioned: Erik ten Hag, the strategist on the bench of Ajax since 2017, as well as… Marcelo Bielsa!
This is the name of the Argentinian “Loco” which ignited FCB supporters on Tuesday noon. The former boss of theAthletic Bilbao, author of a remarkable passage on the other side of the Pyrenees with the Basque Leones (2011-2013), will not leave Leeds on a whim. Although the Peacocks are also having a complicated start to the season, since they have not yet won in 5 days of the Premier League …
🚨🚨🚨[ @gerardromero🥇] | Candidates to replace Koeman: Xavi Hernández, Andrea Pirlo, Antonio Conte, Marcelo Bielsa, Erik Ten Hag.
– BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) September 20, 2021