Barcelona manager Quique Setien is to be sacked on Monday and Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman might maybe be the particular person to interchange him, says Guillem Balague.
La Liga runners-up Barcelona were humiliated in an 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich as they crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage on Friday.
Setien, 61, became employed as Ernesto Valverde’s replacement in January.
On the alternative hand, he failed to lead his aspect to a trophy in 2019-20.
Spanish football educated Balague says archaic Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has “been approached”, but ex-Barca player Koeman might maybe maybe be a extra in model alternative.
“The board will meet tomorrow to come and [Setien] will seemingly be sacked,” Balague educated the BBC 5 Are residing Euro Leagues podcast. “They must retract a manager because in two weeks time pre-season begins – and the talk is Koeman might maybe be the particular person
“He acknowledged no to a proposal in January, but right here’s a quantity of. I judge his effectively being peril might maybe maybe furthermore enjoy conducted a ingredient. Discussions might maybe maybe furthermore be taking plight, we might maybe maybe furthermore hear tomorrow to come, but he’ll must separate from the nationwide aspect so there is peaceable a live up for that to happen.
“He is a name who will, roughly, salvage everyone cheerful.”
Passe Everton and Southampton manager Koeman, 57, who became appointed as Netherlands manager in February 2018, became rushed to clinical institution in Might perchance furthermore with chest complaints but acknowledged afterwards he felt “fit as a fiddle”.
Pochettino, who has been out of labor since being sacked by Tottenham after 5 years accountable in November, is furthermore being linked with the role.
Based on Balague, the Argentine is in the running but his appointment would no longer be a effectively bought by the followers, because of his historical past as every a player and manager for native competitors Espanyol.
As an alternative, Koeman might maybe maybe furthermore oversee a “yr of transition” earlier than ex-Barca midfielder Xavi, for the time being accountable of Qatari membership Al Sadd, would plot.