Laurent Blanc offers himself as a bridge head coach to Barcelona. He is ready to accept one-year contract as the club wait for Xavi Hernandez in 2021.
Barcelona’s bench is a hot potato. Even though Quique Setien says he feels strong after speaking to the club, the reality is that the board are thinking about replacing Setien to give the team an immediate kick.
The idea was initially to keep Setien until the end of the campaign. However, in the search of impetus, they may do otherwise.
Laurent Blanc, a former Barcelona player, is an option after he offered himself as a one season solution before Xavi comes.
Blanc is now represented by Jorge Mendes, an agent who has collaborated with a few Barca deals in recent years. Blanc was also lined with Valencia but the Frenchman is not too keen on going there.
The French would come for one season ahead of the elections in 2021, after when Xavi is expected to take over at the helm. Bringing him back before then would be unlikely.
Garcia Pimienta, the B team coach, is another option for the immediate short-term.
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