Barcelona is looking for a new strategist. The defeat against Real Madrid and especially against Rayo Vallecano ended the patience of the Barça board of directors, who dismissed Ronald Koeman as a strategist. Will it be Xavi Hernandez’s turn?
The Netherlands strategist is one of the main points of the club’s sports crisis. For several months it had been said that his hours were numbered if he did not make the team walk, and although the squad was weakened after multiple starts, Among them that of Messi, the team does not convince its fans. Now it even runs the risk of not qualifying for the Eighth Final of the Champions League and not qualifying for the next edition.
According to Diario Sport, Joan Laporta, president of the culé team, has four candidates on the table to replace Ronald Koeman – here we tell you the money they would have to pay to do so – and we will explain to each one of them.
Who is going to replace Koeman at Barcelona?
A history of the club and who knows the heart of the team, Xavi Hernández has not hidden his intentions to one day lead the club of his loves. In addition, it has an advantage over its competitors, and that is, currently at Al Sadd and has an exit clause from the team totally free, if it is only against Barcelona.
He does not have as much experience as DT, that could be one of his disadvantages, but if anyone knows what the Catalan team needs, it is him. As a former player trained at the Masía, he could also help the youth players of the first team to make the leap in quality with the Catalan team.
Current technical director of the Belgium National Team, he is one of the strong options to lead Barcelona, but unfortunately for the Catalan team, Bob has a commitment to the Belgian team in the Nations League, which would complicate his signing.
Roberto Martínez’s experience as DT is mostly in the Premier League, as he led Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, and Everton, before taking the Belgium National Team in 2016. With the Belgian representative, his highest achievement was third place in Russia in 2018.
The Italian midfielder has one of the great advantages: he does not have any contract with any club, so it would facilitate his arrival when the board makes the decision on a new hire and is one of Joan Laporta’s candidates.
Pirlo finished his job as Juventus manager at the end of last season, he doesn’t have as much experience as DT, but he has a couple of titles in his showcase. He won the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup with Vecchia Signora.
A South American for Barcelona’s bench, let us remember that the latter did not do as well as expected, and we are talking about Gerardo Martino, but the ‘Doll’ has shown with River Plate a lot of consistency and hunger to win championships.
Of all the candidates, he is the most successful. It has two Libertadores Cups (2015 and 2018), one South American Cup (2014), three South American Cup Recopas (2015, 2016, 2019), three Argentine Cups (2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2018-2019), and two Argentine Super Cup in (2017 and 2019).