Ernesto Valverde Replacement: Four managers Barcelona can hire to replace Valverde in Barcelona as the manager is set to depart the club.
Ernesto Valverde’s job is at a risk as disappointing results in the Champions league and Copa Del Rey against Liverpool and Valencia respectively have made Barcelona fans question his decision making and tactical prowess.
Moreover, it seems it did not go well with the club’s administration as recent reports are suggesting that the Spanish manager is set to leave the club soon.
Despite having one of the dominant forces in Europe, Valverde failed to achieve the European silverware even once. Additionally, under his charge, Barcelona bottled two comfortable leads in successive seasons, thus making the fans furious over his lack of control over the situations.
Therefore, with Valverde soon stepping out of the Blaugrana doors, Barcelona would be seeking for the suitable person for the job.
Now, we at Sportsrush will mention four managers, Barcelona should ideally hire to replace Valverde.
Four managers to replace Valverde
The manager has the least reputed profile among the other contenders for the job. However, the style of play he prefers is suitable to Barcelona.
The 60-year-old manager came into prominence after overseeing a phenomenal 2017/18 campaign with Real Betis as he made them qualify for the Europa league and finished above the fierce rival Sevilla.
Additionally, Real Betis was the only team this season, which defeated Barcelona at Nou camp this season. Further, the manager was also able to defeat Real Madrid in the last game-week of La Liga.
It has been announced that Seiten will leave Real Betis this season. Thus, making him a viable option in the dugout.
Erik Ten Hag
Erik Ten Hag is the hottest managerial prospect this summer after having a scintillating season with Ajax. The manager seems to follow the ideas of Johan Cruyff’s total football and could achieve something significant with Barcelona.
Moreover, Ten Hag has already proved that he can make young players perform at their highest potential. This characteristic will be appealing for Barcelona as they prioritize picking players from La Masia.
Thus, appointing Ten Hag would be retracing steps back to playing the old days of fluid and attractive football by the Blaugranas.
The former Dutch International has been impressive while managing Dutch National team. further, the former Barcelona player is familiar with the style of play by Barcelona.
He has worked with former Barcelona manager Louis Van Gal and can adapt himself into the situation required at the Catalan club.
On top, arrival of the Barcelona’s hero back into Nou Camp can re-energize the mood in the Catalan arena, especially after such major setbacks this season.
Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
Another ex-player of Barcelona, who is appropriate for this job as he has been impressive at his role in Feyenoord. The former Dutch International was a deputy under Ronald Koeman when the latter was in Feyenoord.
Later, in 2015 he was appointed as the manager of the club and delivered KNVB Cup in his first season in charge. Next season, he made Feyenoord grab the league title after 18 years.
Thus, it shows that the former Barcelona player is the man for big achievements. Coming onto the style of play, he prefers to have a possession based game.
Additionally, Bronckhost has announced that he will no longer remain at his present club after this season, thus it is the right moment for Barcelona to approach him for the job.