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Roberto Martínez, Laporta's 'Plan A' to relieve Koeman

Published:22/09/2021 - 12:19h

Updated:22/09/2021 - 12:44h

Joan Laporta is clear that his favorite candidate to replace Ronald Koeman on the Barça bench is Roberto Martínez. His Board prefers Xavi Hernández, but the president values ​​the experience of the Belgian coach and intends to sign him

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Ronald Koeman has the days explained in the FC Barcelona after the bad start of season that is doing his team. The Dutch has not known to replace of the plague of injuries that has, especially in the forward, and has not given with the key still. The goleada of the Bayern of Munich the past week and the tie in front of the Granada of this Monday, have been decisive so that the club was looking for him replacement.

If the Dutch does not achieve that his Barça trace back the gone back in the next meetings, is more than likely that the entity finishes sacking him. But in this case, who will be the attendant to substitute to the of Zaandam? This last week have sounded a lot of names, as for example Andrea Pirlo, Antonio Conte, Xavi Hernández​ or Roberto Martínez. Of all they, the Barcelona has two favourites and his president especially one.

Xavi and 'Bob' Martínez are the finalists in this list and the two main options to train to the picture barcelonista if Koeman finishes in the street. But between both, as it aims the newspaper 'Sport', is the current seleccionador of Belgium the one who has the beneplácito of Joan Laporta. The mandator culé has signalled him like his 'Plan To' and the aim will be to convince him so that it leave the combined Belgian if the bench blaugrana remains free. In summer, when it looked for alternative, already offered him the place, but the míster Catalan preferred to head to the Belgian in the Eurocopa.

'Jan' values the experience of the technician of Balaguer, that always has been of his like. Besides, his teams are used to to do a good football, by what his style could fit in what it asks him to the Barça. However, no all in the club think like the president and in his Managerial Board the majority would bet by Xavi. The one of Terrassa is pure cruyffismo, is a legend of the house and ilusionaría to the fans. Nevertheless, the 'presi' does not see it clear and considers that it is green for the charge.

Laporta Left clear in his electoral campaign that does not see to the current trainer of the To the-Sadd prepared to direct to the Barcelona. The mandator thinks that before would have to go through the filial or arrive to some team of Europe. Xavi, instead, considers that it is more than ready and is not had to happen any proof. By this reason, the lawyer and employer does not see it clear and prefers to bet it everything to 'Bob'.

The Barça, had to pay 2 'kilos' by 'Bob'

Martínez has a clause of exit of Belgium of 1,8 million euros that the Barça would be had to pay to do with his services. The idea would be to leave him train to the Belgian until 7 October, when it plays the semifinals of the Nations League. Then it would be the moment to pay this clause so that it turn into the leader of the project culé. 'Jan' wants a trainer on which can build something to half and long term and the Catalan is his favourite. It will be necessary to see what finishes happening with Koeman and with the own Roberto.

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