After leaving four of the new names that will join the squad on track (Agüero, Eric García, Wijnaldum and Emerson), Joan Laporta wants to finish defining who will be the Barcelona coach for the next season.
The president of the Barça entity already held a meeting with Ronald Koeman in which, according to the Spanish media, I would have asked you 15 more days to announce what your decision will be. These two weeks, with the Champions League final in the middle, he will use them to dialogue with the other candidates to occupy the bench, mainly with a dream that sounds impossible at first glance: Pep Guardiola.
The Catalan coach is the favorite of the new manager culé and among them there is a separate story since he was the one who decided in 2008 to promote the former player from Barcelona B to the first team. A bet that ended up being the best in history after winning everything.
However, it seems that the desire of the lawyer and businessman will only remain in that. The thing is Guardiola renewed in November 2020 with the citizens until 2023 and he seems to be very comfortable in Manchester, the city he arrived in 2016 and five years later led to glory by qualifying for his first Champions League final.
In England, speculation about the departure of Pep Guardiola if he achieves the long-awaited title in Porto is on the rise, because they consider that He would have already achieved the goal set by the club’s owners. However, it is hardly a reason for him to return to the institution of his loves since On more than one occasion he assured that he would not lead Barcelona’s first team again, but he would work in the lower divisions.
That is why Laporta has another list of candidates that he threw on the table, among which he already discarded Xavi Hernandez, who recently signed his renewal with Al Sadd of Qatar.
In total, there would be five names with whom he would try to speak during these 15 days of extension that he asked Ronald Koeman to solve his future. They would be Roberto Martinez –The Spanish coach of the Belgium team who rang out some time ago to replace Ernesto Valverde–, Joachim Low (He will leave the German national team after the European Championship), Thierry Henry, Garcia Pepper (Barcelona B coach) and Marcelo gallardo (which was already in the orbit of Barcelona during the Bartomeu stage), according to the Catalan newspaper Sport.
In the event that Laporta bends over any of them will have to break ties with Ronald Koeman, who has an agreement with the club until June 2022, therefore he will have to terminate his contract in exchange for a sum that Spain placed near the 13 million euros, amount similar to that paid for a transfer.