Barcelona have begun the process of finding a suitable replacement for Ronald Koeman, the Dutch manager failed to capture the team’s recent slide. This is not expected to happen immediately, but the search is expected to intensify in the coming days.
The Catalan club is unbeaten in La Liga, but is only sixth after drawing three of its six matches so far. On the other hand, the Champions League campaign did not start well as Barcelona suffered two humiliating defeats in the first two matches at the hands of Bayern Munich and Benfica.
Coeman backed club president Juan Laporta ahead of the game against Benfica, while the former Everton manager put more pressure on himself, saying “that’s why Barcelona have a future.” The La Liga giants will face champions Atletico Madrid on Sunday, and this could be the last straw for the Dutchman.
“Barcelona are looking for a new manager and the current plan is to change – it could take a few days. The process has begun with the whole board. Talks with many different candidates to replace Ronald Koeman.” Fabrizio Romano wrote.
The Italian transfer guru had ideas. Spanish football expert Guillem Balague shared.Who would have thought that it would be time for Cuiman to step down because of the high-level board meeting that followed Barcelona’s visit to Benfica? They are just waiting for the right time, once a plan for a possible alternative is made.
Barcelona is considering several candidates for the potential vacancy. Camp Nou legend Zavi Hernandez is one of the candidates, as is Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.
In addition to the above pair, Barcelona are also said to be watching former Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo., Despite his lack of experience at the highest levels of management. The former Italian international struggled in his first campaign in Turin, finishing fourth before Massimiliano Allegri made his way.