There is a cold fodboldtoppen. Here is success elusive, and the bigger the club is, the more success the need for a coach can keep his job.
therefore, It is almost a public secret that Ernesto Valverde does not continue in Barcelona, when the contract expires this summer - although there is an option for one more year.
For although he may have secured the club three championships in his three seasons, so missing just the last, and the board has quietly begun to withdraw support, although president Josep Maria Bartomeu still support him.
this is Why the management of the club started to look for a replacement. And they might already have found him.
while the club these days is in Saudi Arabia to play the controversial Spanish Super Cup, then sports director Eric Abidal and the director of the Oscar Grau also spent time on The Arabian Peninsula to other things.
American ESPN learns that the two under the guise of having to visit the injured Ousmane Dembélé, who genoptræner in the capital city of Doha, in neighbouring Qatar took on the visit of the holder Xavi.
He moved to Qatar in 2015 to play his last seasons in the club Al Sadd, as he in the summer was the coach of. A kind of test, you can say, for the two Barca bosses will reportedly get him back to the Catalan capital, where he must stand in the forefront of the 'Blaugrana'.
For although he trænersiden clearly a lack of experience, so he has the rest of the package, can ensure him success. He is popular among the club's many fans, and he enjoys great respect among the players. And so one must not forget that Josep Guardiola in his time took over the trænergerningen in the club after just a year at the head of the second team - and it went very well.
Monday, a scheduled meeting of the board of the club. Here is Valverde probably a point in the program - not least in the light of the defeat to Atlético Madrid in the Super Cup's semi-final.
Actually there speculated that the club subsequently reporting that Valverde is not being extended to soommer. And so it's good to have a replacement ready in the wings.
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