Ronald Koeman to face sacking as Barcelona eye three top coaches. Koeman is still in his post because Barça can’t find anyone to take over.
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It’s a question of time, money and finding the right replacement: Ronaldo Koeman’s days as Barcelona head coach are numbered.
It’s a case of when he goes, not if. Following Monday’s disappointing home draw with Granada in LaLiga, Koeman’s standing in the eyes of club president Joan Laporta is no longer salvageable.
For the moment, the Dutchman will remain in charge of Barça and is expected to take charge of the Blaugrana’s upcoming games against Cádiz, Levante, Benfica and possibly even Atlético Madrid.
However, his prospects of remaining in the Camp Nou dugout beyond the October international break look bleak.
However, it’s not easy to make such an appointment with the season underway. Laporta is an admirer of Roberto Martínez, but the Belgium boss doesn’t appear willing to leave his position now, with the Red Devils just about to play the UEFA Nations League finals in October.
However, he could arrive after the international break.
In addition to Martínez, a host of other names are being linked with the Barça job, including former Germany boss Joachim Löw and ex-Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte. The Italian’s likely financial demands appear to make him an unfeasible option.
Credit: AS English