Imanol Alguacil, entrenador de la Real Sociedad

IMANOL HAS A CONTRACT WITH LA REAL UNTIL 2025

Barça would have already started negotiations with Imanol Alguacil

Published:28/01/2024 - 07:21h

Updated:28/01/2024 - 07:21h

The announcement by Xavi Hernández about his departure from the FC Barcelona bench has opened the casting of coaches to replace the Egarense in the summer. According to journalist Gerard Romero, the culé board has Imanol Alguacil as an option

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The imminent exit of Xavi Hernández of the bench of the FC Barcelona forces to the Barcelona directive to move from already to find to an able trainer to initiate a new sportive project in summer. With Rafa Márquez like first alternative for suceder to the egarense if his exit produces before the planned, one of the viable alternatives for the club thinking in the 2024/25 would be Imanol Bailiff.

In accordance with the journalist Gerard Romero, the Barça already would have initiated contacts with the Basque trainer from does several weeks, giving by seated the exit of Xavi on a tightrope from the month of December. Bailiff has agreement with the Real Sociedad until the summer of 2025 and, for the moment, has not defined his renewal with the 'txuri urdines', a team that leaves sixth in LaLiga and will contest the 'semis' of the Glass of Rey, in addition to the eighth of Champions.

Imanol Bailiff, a reasonable option for the Barça

The trainer of 52 years has directed to the Gipuzkoan group from the season 2018/19, with a balance of 127 victories, 70 ties and 65 defeats in 262 parties, registering an effectiveness of the 57.3 %. In his list of winners is the Glass of the King 2019/20, title won in 2021 in front of the Athletic of Bilbao by the pandemia of the covid-19. By League, Imanol has confronted to the Barça in 10 opportunities with a balance of 9 defeats and 1 tie (in Anoeta in the 2019/20).

By Glass, his Real Sociedad only crossed with the culés in the quarter-finals of the past season, a party that finish with triumph by the minimum of the Barça (1-0). In the Supercopa Spanish, the ones of Bailiff fell in front of the Barcelona group in the 'semis' of 2021 (2-3 in penaltis after the 1-1 in 120 minutes). This season, the only clash between both teams saldó with victory of the Barça by 0-1 in November.

Further of the record in front of the Barça, Bailiff represents a reasonable option so much in the sportive like economic, a name that already was on the table in 2020, before the arrival of Ronald Koeman. In principle, it treats of a trainer that prioritises the tactical order, with good defence and fast transitions that allow to keep to his team a solid block. In the Barça could keep the diagram that more has used this season in the Real, with three head offices to have more depth by the sides. Regarding his agreement, would sign by a similar wage to the that perceives Xavi at present (around 4 million euros to the year).

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