BARTOMEU WILL DECIDE
The warning of France: 'L'Équipe' also places Laurent Blanc at Barça
Published:22/07/2020 - 19:03h
Updated:22/07/2020 - 22:44h
Barça's bench keeps heating up, and after the goodbye of Ernesto Valverde and the arrival of Quique Setién, the move could be repeated. In France more warnings have emerged and 'L'Équipe' also places Laurent Blanc at the Camp Nou
The FC Barcelona wants to save a season in white with the Champions League, and Quique Setién will face it with his future at stake. The Cantabrian landed in the City Condal to substitute to Ernesto Valverde but has not achieved revitalizar to the team, and in spite of have not enjoyed of a pre-season and a planning to the height, his dismissal could be on the table. In the next months it will be necessary to take a decision.
According to the newspaper 'Sport', the nearest alternative in these moments is Laurent Blanc, that would interest to the managerial culé. The favourite candidates, Xavi Hernández and Ronald Koeman, seem to be out of scope until after the elections of 2021, by what Josep Maria Bartomeu could accept the suggestion of Jorge Mendes, that has signalled to a technician of first level that already went through the Camp nou like player.
In France have gone back to launch a warning on the Barcelona, since 'L'Équipe' also relates them with the one of Alès. The publication in question insists in the possibility that it incorporate after the European competition and keeps that it would not be a problem for the new president, since it would accept to sign an agreement of a year to show with football and results that deserves to remain a time more in the charge.
The debate, this yes, aims to the criterion of Éric Abidal, since the means offer contrary versions. The Frenchmen ensure that the technical secretary approves the arrival of his compatriot, to the one who knows of his stage in the selection and of the one who applauds his interest by the game of possession and attack. 'Sportive world', however, keeps that the one of Saint-Genis-Laval is not adherent of more changes and would remain with Setién.
The news of 'L'Équipe' details that Blanc is looking for club and glides that it already would have defined to his technical body. This information reveals that Frank Passi, that left the Niort does some weeks, would be his second, and that already confessed that it would accompany him in "a sportive project very ambitious". After refusing to several groups, also has been linked to Valencia, and it will be necessary to see if próximamente there are official novelties.
The opportunity of Setién in the Barça 2020-21
Although Setién seems to have date of caducity, are not few those that would bet by an opportunity in the Barça 2020-21. It is true that there has been some brush with the changing room that have heated more an environment enrarecido in the City Condal, but also is it that the circumstances in which it arrived were not the suitable. Fans and experts consider that to judge his work with more justice it would be necessary to allow him participate in the project and have of a suitable preparation after the current campaign. It is for seeing if it will achieve it.