Marcelo Gallardo, River Plate coach


New candidate to relieve Valverde at Barça

Published:6/11/2019 - 16:04h

Updated:6/11/2019 - 16:58h

So far, Ronald Koeman and Erik ten Hag were the great alternatives for the Barça bench if the termination of Ernesto Valverde occurs, but in the last hours the name of Marcelo Gallardo has also emerged

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The situation of Ernesto Valverde in the bench of the FC Barcelona is more discussed that never. After two deafening failures in the two last editions of the Champions League and to a very irregular start in the present season, the technician extremeño is again in the eye of the hurricane, as already it was it before the past summer.

Along the last months have gone out several names to the palestra like possible substitutes of the Txingurri in the bench of the Camp Nou. The one who has won more strength is the one of Ronald Koeman, ex Barcelona and current footballer technician of the Dutch selection. In the last days even has gone out to the light a clause of leakage that has in the combined Dutch if it receives a proposal of the Barça.

The another big candidate has been Erik have Hag, trainer of the Ajax. The past season, achieved the 'doublet' with the team of Ámsterdam and turned it into the big disclosure of the Champions LEague, arriving until the semifinals and remaining taken down of the final by an agónico goal in the last sigh. His philosophy of game, as the one of Koeman, fits to perfection with the one of the Barça.

Some media aim now a third candidate to relieve to Valverde: Marcelo Gallardo, current trainer of River Plate. Nicknamed 'The doll' and endorsed by his attainments with the Argentinian team, won the volo of Leo Messi in the votes to the The Best FIFA in third place. Now it sounds for the club culé.

Even Pep Guardiola, technician of the Manchester City, regretted that no have recognised him all his merits. "There are things that do not explain ... We are nominated three trainers for better of the year and never is he. It seems that only it exists Europe and do not understand how Gallardo is not signalled like the best trainers of the world", said.

Unsteadiness of Valverde

This is the third season of Ernesto Valverde in the FC Barcelona​ and until the moment, Josep Maria Bartomeu already has renewed him twice. Of incomprehensible form, these two renewals were closed in February of 2018 and 2019, still with everything at stake. After this, kept the bet by the technician extremeño and no ceased him although, if the game and the results do not accompany, could finish going out.

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