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THEY NEVER WERE A PRIORITY

The truth about Barça's interest in Pochettino and Allegri

Published:14/01/2020 - 17:38h

Updated:14/01/2020 - 17:39h

Barça decided on Monday to say goodbye to without Ernesto Valverde and hire Quique Setién as its new coach, although there were other options on the table. This is the truth about the club's interest in Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri

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The last days have brought a lot of action to the FC Barcelona, that said goodbye to Ernesto Valverde to welcome Quique Setién. According to the president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the extremeño was informed that they looked for alternatives to correct the bad dynamics of the team, and the last defeat in front of the Athletic of Madrid was decisive because it accelerated a delicate management that in principle was reserved for next summer.

The trip in the Supercopa of Spain caused that the culés moved threads, although the initial answers were not the expected. In spite of that Éric Abidal revealed that the technical office carried time studying options, some of which more liked were out of the equation, like Xavi Hernández that finish saying 'no' by his respect to the To the-Sadd and the derivative difficulties of an immediate jump to the Camp Nou.

In these circumstances, there were names that went up and went down in the list of preferences of the Barcelona, that also saw affected by the rumours. In the City Condal lived moments of tension because it gave the feeling that the Txingurri was in the centre of the target and little mattered the one who went his successor, although official sources have ensured that there was much more analysis and quite less circus of the that arrived to show.

Between the alternative sondeadas valued to Mauritius Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri, although they never were options prioritarias and took little in descartarse. The interest based in that they are two big trainers and are without team, although there were several reasons that prevented that they boarded formal negotiations. The Argentinian was proposed by some directors but his own doubts and the ones of the entity did that it did not prosper, of the same form that the Italian, that only contemplates a project on a long-term basis.

In the sportive area only there were two proposals underlined in red, the one of Francisco Javier García Pepper and the one of the own Setién. The preparador of the filial was in a position of privilege because they like his methods, knows the operation of the house and has the style that demands for the first team, although finally it advanced him the Cantabrian and to last hour of this Monday announced his signing. The rest, as it is used to to happen, remained in at all.

The Barça has to define the future of Setién

To day of today, put it is that Setién attain reconducir to the Barça and give him back joy and titles, and more forward will go back to decide on his future. The first marked date is the summer 2020 because it will allow to value as it has gone the first half year of the recently arrived, and if it goes on and continues a campaign more (signed until 2022), the elections of 2021 will be a definite proof. His agreement has a clause of exit in case the next president has other options to his disposal, although the football could guarantee his continuity if all goes well.

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