The possible substitutes for Koeman to coach Barcelona: Xavi, Gallardo, Sergi …

Ronald Koeman He is already officially a former Barcelona coach. After the removal of the Dutchman, it is time to look for his replacement. According to information from RAC, there would be three candidates to occupy the Camp Nou bench: Xavi Hernández, Sergi Barjuan and Marcelo Gallardo.

Xavi Hernandez

The former player and current coach of Al Sadd He is the main candidate and the one who is closest to reaching Barcelona as a new technician. He started his coaching career in 2019 after hanging up his boots in Qatar and there he has won several titles with the Doha team.

The canterano culé He has seven titles as a technician. Among these distinctions are a Sheikh Jassem Cup, two Qatar Crown Prince Cups, a Qatar Stars Cup, a Qatar League and two other Emir Cups. In addition, the great asset of Terrassa is through its Barça DNA and touch style that the Barça parish likes so much.

Marcelo gallardo

Currently directs River Plate, a team that he joined in 2014 after passing through the Uruguayan National. With the Argentine team he has achieved great successes at the national and continental level, earning the respect of all South American football.

The ‘Doll’, as the Argentine coach is known, has in his showcases one Uruguayan Championship, three Argentine Cups, two Argentine Super Cups, one South American Cup, three South American Recopas and two Libertadores Cups, one of them historical due to the fact of beating the eternal rival, Boca Juniors, in the final played in Madrid. The ‘but’ of Marcelo is his contract and that is that the River manager has ties to the ‘Millonario’ club until December of this year.

Marcelo Gallardo, River Plate coach

Sergi Barjuan

The option of the house and more affordable at an economic level right now. Sergi Barjuan is the current Barcelona ‘B’ coach, with which he is 11th in group II of the First RFEF. He came to the subsidiary bench this summer, although his coaching career goes back a long way.

The one who was a Barça player began his way on the benches in the Barça youth team and later made the leap to the historic Recreativo de Huelva (2012), who was active at the time in the Second Division. From there it went to Almeria (2015), where their 7 out of 9 possible points were not enough to avoid the descent of the Andalusians to the silver category.

His last experiences before returning to Barcelona were with him Majorca (2017), with which he failed to avoid relegation to Second B and the Hangzhou Greentown from China (2017), where he spent about 20 months in office.

Sergi Barjuan, coach of Barcelona 'B'

Other candidates

In addition to those mentioned, there are other names that have been related to Barcelona in recent hours. This is the case of the current Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez or the former Juventus coach Andrea Prirlo.

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The possible substitutes for Koeman to coach Barcelona: Xavi, Gallardo, Sergi …