8 managers who could replace Koeman at Barca – with probability ratings

8 managers who could replace Koeman at Barca – with probability ratings

Ronald Koeman's Barca future is up in the air as his next failure could leave him unemployed.

Let's list all the candidates who could succeed him, and suggest how possible it is for them to come to Camp Nou.


Probability rating: 30%.

The 41-year-old 'is always an option', according to Diario AS.

At the same time, it's difficult for him to arrive now because the football season in Qatar has already begun.

Diego Martinez

Probability rating: 20%.

The former Granada head coach is currently unemployed and this boosts his chances of taking over at Barca.

Some board members are said to be really keen on inviting the 40-year-old to the club, according to Onda Cero.

Jordi Cruyff

Probability rating: 16%.

Joan Laporta is said to admire this option the most.

The club have offered Jordi the job several times already but the Dutchman reportedly rejected the offers.

Roberto Martinez

Probability rating: 12%.

Jordi Cruyff, in turn, would love Barca to get Belgium's head coach Martinez, ESPN claim.

It's worth a mention that Belgium have almost qualified for the 2022 World Cup with 2 games to go.

Garcia Pimienta

Probability rating: 6%.

The former Barca B boss 'would be delighted' to consider the club's offer, LaSexta's Maria Garrido reports.

He was sacked in the summer as club legend Sergi Barjuan replaced him.

Sergi Barjuan

Probability rating: 4%.

The 49-year-old has just begun his spell with Barcelona B, recording 2 draws and 1 defeat in his first 3 games with the new club.

Given his lack of coaching experience at a high level, he's unlikely to be a serious option.

Henrik Larsson

Probability rating: 2%.

The former Barca striker is part of Ronald Koeman's coaching staff.

Laporta is against keeping Koeman at the club, and this may also refer to the Dutchman's assistants who are always by his side.

Erik ten Hag

Probability rating: 1%.

Ajax have started the season in style, only losing one game since the beginning of the campaign and crushing Sporting Lisbon 5-1 in the Champions League.

Despite being linked to the job, it's impossible to imagine Ten Hag leave his side right now but he could be a decent option for 2022.

Any other candidate

Probability rating: 9%.

Any new name could emerge on the scene soon – this is what has just happened with Roberto Martinez.

It's worth a mention that the likes of Antonio Conte, Lucien Favre, Gennaro Gattuso are currently available.

AuthorKosta KönigSourceTribuna.com

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