Reims manager Oscar Garcia is the latest name linked with the managerial job at Barcelona if the Catalan giants decide to sack Ronald Koeman.
Dutchman Koeman is under pressure to keep his job after a series of poor results in addition to his frosty relationship with club president Joan Laporta. Barcelona supremo Laporta has made no secret of the fact that Koeman was not an appointment under his regime. Ex-Barcelona player Koeman was named the new Barcelona manager last summer by the immediate past board under the presidential reign of the embattled Josep Maria Bartomeu. Koeman was the man who replaced Quique Setien. Continue reading
Lionel Messi has long been regarded as the best footballer on the planet, since bursting on to the scene for Barcelona’s first team back in 2004. It was former Catalans coach Frank Rijkaard that handed the Argentine his senior debut at the Nou Camp and kicked off what would become a truly illustrious career at the pinnacle of the sport.
Messi quickly established himself as a future star within the Barca ranks and shot to stardom with his incredible dribbling skills, a silky left foot and his dynamic ability going forward. Since becoming the club’s then-record youngest goalscorer in history, Messi has rallied to huge success on Spanish soil. Continue reading
What was previously unthinkable is now becoming a distinct possibility at Camp Nou: Neymar could be on his way to pastures new. With Luis Enrique stepping down as manager in the summer and nobody lined up to replace him, along with reports of a deteriorating relationship between the Brazilian and Lionel Messi, the 25-year-old may decide to push for a move.
According to the Manchester Evening News
, Manchester United are ready to splash the cash on the superstar in the summer, even though Jose Mourinho compared trying to capture the player to “breaking open a safe.” Nevertheless, if the Brazil captain does become available, there won’t be a shortage of clubs scrambling for his signature.
If the worst does come to fruition and the skilful attacker does decide to leave Barcelona, who could possibly fill his golden shoes? Here we make a few suggestions on who may be capable of stepping up to the task. Continue reading
Luis Enrique recently announced that he would be stepping down as manager of Barcelona in the summer, stating that he felt worn out by the pressures of the job.
The 46-year-old has enjoyed a short yet highly successful tenure at the Camp Nou, and won a treble in his first season in charge followed by a double in his second. This is currently his third season at the helm, and Barcelona’s imminent exit from the Champions League after a harrowing 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain may have upped the pressure on the former Celta de Vigo boss. Here we take a look at three managers who could replace Enrique… Continue reading
Alen Halilovic is looking to return to the top flight of Spain now as he has realized that he made a mistake going to Germany at an important time of his career.
Halilovic had actually been advised to remain in Spanish top flight by Barcelona when they were selling him a couple of years back. They had told him that they rated his potential and could see him return to Camp Nou and play a great role in future and for that reason they wanted to place him at a Liga club so that they could easily follow him and could keep him in their sight. Continue reading