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One less option for Laporta: Jordi Cruyff refuses to replace Koeman

Published:17/09/2021 - 17:25h

Updated:17/09/2021 - 17:58h

Jordi Cruyff had sounded like one of the possible candidates to replace Ronald Koeman, in case he is dismissed in the coming months, but it is an unviable option

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The situation of the FC Barcelona with Ronald Koeman is complicated. Further of the results (that they are negative), the image that has left the team in the beginning of this season has been more than worrisome, especially in the goleada of the Bayern Munich in the Camp Nou, that 'destapó' all the lacks of the group blaugrana, defensive and ofensivamente. Everything aims to that the Dutch will keep his charge, but will be watched with a lupa.

The president Joan Laporta asked to the interested patience, but the reality is that in the last days has given the feeling that in the breast of the club are moving to take a new drastic decision. In fact, this Thursday informed that a group of managerial had asked the immediate dismissal of Ronald Koeman and, as it has been the subject of the leaks in the last weeks, if there are rumours, is because something is happening.

The true is that, in the meantime, have analysed the options that have Laporta and company to replace to the of Zaandam, that for the moment has remained in any, to weigh that there are some alternatives in the market and, especially, home. Jordi Cruyff is the man 'ideal', but would not be willing, under any circumstance, accept the charge of trainer of the first team of the Barça.

As it comments the newspaper 'MARK', his reason is clear: it does not go to betray to some fellow personnel, and of his family (was very near to his father, Johan), seating in the Barcelona bench. It has kept his position every time that it has insinuated this possibility and is little likely that, in a near future, change to seem.

Koeman, in the eye of the hurricane

Before the party in front of the Bayern of Munich, the Saturday, Joan Laporta had ratified the confidence of the club in the Dutch trainer and, seemingly, have done it again but under a premise: the next three parties of the Barça. The image has to improve and the team has to add all the possible points, to remove the malsabor of mouth after the humiliation of the Bavarians, that hurts the double because it went home, in the return of the fans in a night of Champions.

Like this then , the visit of the Granada to the feudo Barcelona this Monday 20 September (21:00 Spanish hour), the party in front of the Cádiz (Thursday, 22:00 h) and the crash in front of the Raise next Sunday (16:15 h) are the proofs of fire for Koeman, before the return to the Champions League in front of the Benfica, the Tuesday 29, and the big challenge in front of the Athletic of Madrid, on 2 October in Wanda Metropolitan.

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