Ronald Koemanrisky comments to the president Joan Laporta Recent weeks, coupled with a bad start to the season, have left his future in serious doubt and the Catalans are believed to be preparing potential replacement candidates for the Dutchman.
At the top of this list, next to Xavi Hernandez, coach of the Belgian national team Roberto Martinez, and there are many factors that make the first Everton the boss is a serious candidate for improving the current side of Blaugrana.
The philosophy of Roberto Martinez
With a football philosophy that is more in line with that of Blaugrana, Martinez makes an attractive candidate for president. camp Nou Hot seats.
The Spaniard worked wonders with Swansea city in his first coaching role when in 2008 he led the Swans out of the First League into the Championship with an impressive pass before moving to Wigan where I won the FA Cup in 2013 no matter what.
On the international stage, he continued to pursue a fast, attacking style of play based on possession, which helped him. Belgium took third place at the 2018 World Cup.
Admiration for Laporte, friendship with Cruyff
Laporta is known to be a huge fan of Martinez, and before he was appointed president in March, the current Belgian coach was on the list of potential candidates to replace Koeman.
In addition, Martinez is friends with Jordi Cruyff, who is the head of the international relations department in Barcelona.
Their relationship is such that Cruyff was best man at Martinez’s 2009 wedding and christened each other’s children.
Martinez may leave after the League of Nations
Following Belgium’s withdrawal from Euro 2020, Martinez has extended his contract with the Red Devils until the 2022 World Cup, but his future has been in some doubt lately, as reports suggest he may leave after the World Cup. UEFA Nations LeagueConclusion in October.
Barcelona will have to pay compensation to the Belgian football association, but a fee of around 1.5 million euros cannot scare the Catalans away.