In Barcelona, everything indicates that the departure of Ronald Koeman is imminent and the names of the candidates to replace him began to appear, including Marcelo Gallardo.
The directors of the culé club met after the defeat received against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League and, according to Gerard Romero in SportsCenter, they would have decided that the current coach will leave his position after the weekend’s crossing with Atlético Madrid.
Although the favorite at this time is Xavi Hernández, who has an agreement with Al Sadd until 2023, the Doll returned to enter the Camp Nou radar.
The club chaired by Laporta contacted the River Plate coach to express his intentions, but Gallardo would have decided to respect his agreement with the Millionaire, which ends in December. As Barcelona is not willing to wait those three months, the negotiations could not advance.
At the moment the options coming down from Catalonia, in addition to the aforementioned Hernández, are Andrea Pirlo and Robert Martínez.