Quique Setién, in the bench of Lisbon during the Barça-Bayern


Xavi Hernández and Koeman are not discarded like alternatives to the bench

Published:15/08/2020 - 10:53h

Updated:15/08/2020 - 10:54h

Although from part of the Catalan press plant to Mauricio Pochettino as the favourite to relieve to Quique Setién, the truth is that Xavi and Koeman are not discarded like alternatives

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The revolution in Can Barça, as in a lot of other clubs when suceden sportive catastrophes, will begin by the bench. The course of Quique Setién will be with all probability the first movement of Josep Maria Bartomeu to try give back some stability to the first team after the bochornosa defeat against the Bayern in Lisbon (2-8), a previous measure to the announcement of elections anticipated that they will program with all security in March-April.

Quique Setién has the hours explained, and at present there are three clear candidates to the bench of the FC Barcelona: Mauricio Pochettino, Ronald Koeman and Xavi Hernández. The ideal option would be the one of the of Terrassa, but this already refused the proposal of the club in January and still would not see of the all prepared to take the reins of the team in a so disastrous situation and complicated like which lives to day of today.

This yes, Xavi has signed a clause liberatoria in his agreement with the To the Sadd, that would allow him terminate his agreement like technician of the group qatarí anytime to give the jump to the bench of the FC Barcelona. If they propose it to him, therefore, everything will depend on the decision meditada that take the own Xavi, independently of his initial refusal months backwards.

The possible 'autodescarte' of Xavi would plant like big favourite to the bench to Mauritius Pochettino, the one who in spite of his past espanyolista and to some that another controversial sentence against the Barça (said that it would leave to his farm of Argentina before that train to the culés), has won the admiration of Bartomeu and already would have worked from the club, even, in his contracting like relief of Setién. It does a week, by the way Pochettino said that today it would not say the sentence that said on the Barça and the farm, in what it went without place to doubts a wink to the Barcelona club.

Ronald Koeman follows being in the list

The case is that, as last option, another name that is on of the table is the one of Ronald Koeman. The hero of the Glass of Europe of Wembley and current seleccionador Dutch is engaged with the Federation of his country to direct to the national group, like minimum, until the Eurocopa 2021. This plays against of his possible imminent arrival to the Barça. Also the infarct that suffered does some months.

In spite of everything, follows without being descartado and is one of the names in the 'pole position' of a list that could expand in the next hours, to measure that go appearing names of trainers that could fit in the project culé, as minimum until they produce the elections to the presidency and the new maximum mandator decide on the sportive planning of the club.

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