Andrés Iniesta is not charmed by the conduct of FC Barcelona. The Catalans are looking behind the scenes for a new trainer, while Ernesto Valverde is ‘just’ at the helm.
The days of Valverde in Camp Nou are counted after the elimination against Atlético Madrid in the semifinals of the Spanish Supercup. Barça directors Éric Abidal and Oscar Grau traveled to Qatar for club icon Xavi approach for a returnbut he thanked. Which also applies to Ronald Koeman. Yet there is a chance that Valverde will be fired on Monday.
“If all of this is correct, then the way this is done is pretty ugly. I think there should always be respect for the trainer. His position is now considerably weakened,” Iniesta responds in conversation with Onda Cero.
The 35-year-old midfielder of Vissel Kobe is also asked about his preference: Xavi or Koeman. “There is something to be said for everyone. Guardiola was the coach of Barça B when he took over the first team. Xavi knows the club from the inside and will have analyzed all the variables. Koeman has a lot of experience as a coach again and Xavi is just starting, but experience doesn’t always say everything. “
Iniesta states that he also gets along well with Valverde and calls the current situation ‘painful’. “But not only for the trainer, but also for the club and the fans.” The Catalans are now also linked to numerous other coaches, including Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri. Valverde led the training on Monday morning amid the rumors.
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