VAN GAAL WAS THE LAST
Valverde could be the first coach dismissed in Barça since Van Gaal
Published:11/01/2020 - 08:28h
Updated:13/01/2020 - 21:52h
The situation of Ernesto Valverde on the bench of FC Barcelona has worsened after the defeat in the Spanish Super Cup, but the club has not dismissed a coach since 2003
This week, the FC Barcelona has had an important thump: the elimination in the Supercopa of Spain in semifinals, leaving to the team to the doors of the final against the Real Madrid. Of course, the situation of Ernesto Valverde in the bench, that already was complicated before said competition, aggravated and went back even more unstable.
Besides, the spirits have caldeado even more as a result of the decision to give four days of party to the staff after the failure in Saudi Arabia and, to day of today, the rumours that especulan with his possible dismissal to halves of season sound with strength, giving to Xavi Hernández like possible candidate to the bench if finally the Txingurri is ceased.
To find to the last technician that was sacked in the FC Barcelona it is necessary to go to the season 2002-2003, when Louis Go Gaal was the trainer. Joan Gaspart, the then president culé, decided to dispense of the Dutch when the team was in twelfth position and bet until final of season by Radomir Antic, that achieved to put to the team in the Glass of the UEFA.
Since, the FC Barcelona never has sacked to a technician. Antic Was relieved by Frank Rijkaard with the arrival of Joan Laporta to the Barcelona presidency -the Dutch won two Leagues and a Champions League with the culés- and, although in his last years there were rumours of dismissal, the club held him to the end, just before the arrival of Pep Guardiola.
The Catalan also went by own decision after four years of successes in the Camp Nou and his successor, Tito Vilanova, alas could not follow to the control by fault of his miserable illness. His relief, Tata Martino, did not go neither sacked in spite of the rumours in his only season to the charge and Luis Enrique also decided not going on down own decision.
Unsteadiness of Valverde
Everything aims that Ernesto Valverde will be still in the bench until final of season, but if the results follow going out of sorts no descarta take a drastic decision. Until the moment, the Txingurri has been renewed in until two occasions in the months of February, but the decline of the team in the present season can precipitate his goodbye.