The Spanish newspaper AS confirmed today, Sunday, that Barcelona has settled on the successor of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman, who is facing the specter of dismissal, after the humiliating defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
“AS” said that Ajax Amsterdam coach, Eric Ten Hag, is the most prominent candidate to succeed his compatriot Koeman, who will be dismissed from his position if the team receives a new loss in the Granada match scheduled for Monday, in the fifth round of the Spanish Football League. .
The Spanish newspaper pointed out that Barcelona is also thinking of the Italian Antonio Conte, the former coach of Inter Milan, who has not trained any team since his departure from the “Nerazuri” at the end of last season, in addition to the Spanish Xavi Hernandez, the Qatari coach of Al Sadd, and the other Dutch coach Jordi Cruyff. The son of the late Johan Cruyff, and former Granada coach Diego Martinez.
And press reports indicated last Thursday that the Catalan club is heading to dismiss Koeman after the heavy defeat at home by Bayern Munich (0-3) at the Camp Nou, at the start of his campaign in the new season of the Champions League. Club members asked many questions during a meeting of the club’s board of directors, about the feasibility of relying on the Dutch coach in the current replacement and renewal process for the Catalan club.
But the Spanish newspaper “Marca” confirmed last Friday that the club’s president, Laporta, does not want to add more firewood to the fire with the Dutch coach, at least now, revealing that Laporta prevented Koeman from sacking after he decided not to open room for a vote during the board meeting on the future of the board of directors. Koeman trying to give him a new chance.
Juan Laporta called on his board of directors to give Koeman a deadline of three matches against Granada, Cadiz and Levante, in the Spanish League, in order to make a decisive decision, to continue or dismiss him.
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