'Bob' Martínez in a party


Roberto Martínez stands out from the alleged interest of Barça

Published:1/10/2021 - 13:01h

Updated:1/10/2021 - 13:01h

Roberto Martínez spoke in an interview in which he was asked about FC Barcelona's interest in hiring him as a replacement for Ronald Koeman. The Belgian coach made it clear that he has absolutely nothing with the Catalans

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Roberto Martínez spoke this Friday in an interview that publishes the newspaper 'Het Laatste Nieuws'. The seleccionador of Belgium referred to his situation in the Belgian picture and also to the presumptive interest of the FC Barcelona in him. The trainer of Balaguer would be one of the favourites of Joan Laporta and one of the candidates that handles the club to substitute to Ronald Koeman if the Dutch finish being ceased.

The Catalan technician left clear that has not had any contact with the Barça and desmarcó of this interest. However, also it left an open door to what can happen in the future. "There is not absolutely at all with the Barça, there are not contacts of any type. My aim is to fulfil my agreement to the end. But they can arise a lot of circumstances on the way, clear", aimed.

These words, in spite of recognising that it has not negotiated at all with the Barcelona, leave clear that it could be opened to the possibility to take the bench culé if they arrived it to him to pose. As it has said , Laporta is the one who would think in him with the apuyo of Jordi Cruyff, that is very fellow of 'Bob'. Nevertheless, the seleccionador Belgian cleared that his relation with the Dutch is merely personal and will not influence in this.

"The base of my become friends with Jordi is that we separate the deprived of the professional. In any moment asked him to Jordi which was my situation in Barcelona. I do not create so it neither has the function to appoint to a possible new trainer", indicated. Nevertheless, in spite of these statements, is unavoidable to think that if Martínez finished being the elected would be, partly, because Cruyff have had something that see.

Roberto leaves the door of the Barça open

To the thread of his future, insisted in that in his day in day out sees with win to follow at the head of Belgium until it finish his agreement. But in spite of everything, went back to leave an open door to new challenges, as it could be the one of the FC Barcelona. "I raise me all the mornings like seleccionador of Belgium until the last day of my agreement, but darse that they can arise a lot of circumstances on the way", signalled.

Finally, it went back to insinuate that his course is a possibility. His idea would be to win the Nations League and classify to Belgium for the World-wide of Qatar, but did not ensure what would happen after this. "It would love me that we were the first European country in classifying for the World-wide of Qatar. That is the challenge after the final of the Nations League. But... In the football never knows what will do morning"

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