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Barça talked with Henry and thought about Milito in case Valverde did not renew his contract

Published:17/11/2019 - 21:00h

Updated:17/11/2019 - 23:39h

Barça wants to be prepared for the possible departure of Ernesto Valverde, and a few months ago it established a plan in case he didn't renew his contract. Between 2018 and 2019, the catalans talked with Thierry Henry and thought about Gaby Milito to be with him in the bench

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The FC Barcelona is outlining his research of reinforcements, and between the signings that contemplates is the one of a new trainer. In the summer of 2017 landed in the Camp Nou Ernesto Valverde, but after three seasons in the City Condal, his stage at the head of the bench, marked by successes and titles but no exenta of criticisms, could come to an end. If the one of Viandar of the Edge leaves , the club wants to be very ready.

Like sucede every time that it opens the door to some adjust in the staff, the Barcelona value diverse options to cover the gap, something that does some months was not necessary. After fulfilling his initial agreement, of two campaigns, agreed activate the clause that confirmed the third, that contemplated initially like optional, and on 15 February 2019 announced that in the course 2019-20 also would follow to the controls.

In case the divorce did official, the club there was sondeado some alternatives, and one of them was Thierry Henry. As 'Sportive World', there were several meetings with the one of Them Ulis to know his philosophy and his tactical tastes, since it valued his knowledge of the football of high level after an exceptional path and his work like second of Robert Martínez in the selection of Belgium. Besides, the Frenchman had several arguments to his favour, since his knowledge of the changing room culé, in which it lived between 2007 and 2010, and his good relation with Leo Messi supposed an advantage.

The quoted half specifies that also it thought in contacting with Gaby Milito so that it exerted of second trainer, since the Argentinian directs successfully to the Students of The Silver and was endorsed by a similar curriculum to the of the French. It went through the entity barcelonista between 2007 and 2011, and to day of today still joins him a narrow become friends with his compatriot and also with other 'heavy weights' of the team, as Sergio Busquets or Gerard Hammered.

Finally, Valverde showed his interest in renewing and is road remained parked after the contacts to finals of 2018 and principles of 2019. Henry played it to him in an adventure fallida in the Monaco and this recessed his options to be still in the diary of the Barça, that left free track so that the ex forward studied offers. It does hardly some days confirmed that it will commission of the Montreal Impact of the Major League Soccer, where coincidira with another ex of The Masia, Bojan Krkic.

The Barça retells with several spares for Valverde

Although it has not confirmed his farewell, the Barça already has several possible spares for Valverde, not to remain in an uncomfortable situation if the technician, or the club, decide that the best for the future of both parts is to separate his ways. In the last months have sounded names like the ones of Ronald Koeman, Erik have Hag and Marcelo Gallardo, although it will be necessary to see, if it arrives the moment, the one who is the elected to lead the next Barcelona project.

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