Barcelona’s Managerial Hunt: Klopp Emerges as Laporta’s Dream Choice

FC Barcelona has been under constant financial constraint since the disastrous reign of Josep Maria Bartomeu. The club, which once used to make star signings like Neymar, Ronaldinho, Ibrahimovic, and more, has now become a shadow of itself and is even facing issues with registering their team players in La Liga.

Ever since Xavi announced his departure at the end of the current season, there have been rumors and speculations over the selection of a future Barcelona manager, considering the club’s difficulty in even signing a new manager for their team. But it seems like Laporta’s dream choice wouldn’t be taking up the job of managing the most difficult club in the world.

Barcelona’s Sporting Director Downplays Search for Xavi’s Replacement

Days after reports confirming that Laporta dreams of making German coach Jurgen Klopp the Barcelona manager, it has come to the media that the German coach is not going to take up that opportunity as he wants to take a rest from coaching, at least for a year after recently announcing his departure from Liverpool at the end of the current season.

Despite sporting director Deco claiming otherwise, Barcelona is desperately looking for their future manager post this season and has been dealt a huge blow after Jurgen Klopp reportedly refused the managerial role offered by Laporta.

But after that, several coaching names have come to the fore, with some of them already discussed by Deco in a recent interview. While the sporting director refused the first-team appointment of Barcelona Athletic Manager Rafa Marquez, he also played down the rumors of Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho joining the team in the future.

Even though Deco tried to cool off the media’s interest in the future managerial role options, the rumor mill has yet to stop, with numerous more names coming into the frame.

Challenges Await Any Manager at Barcelona Amid Financial Constraints

No matter who is chosen as the future Barcelona Manager, the challenges the man has to face would be uphill as the team has been in scrambles emotionally this season.

The overall squad, despite making numerous comebacks in games, has been emotionally destroyed and has been leaking goals in the first few minutes of literally every match. And when they play well and are in control of the game, they just give away their match by conceding silly goals.

Such has been the downfall of the team this season, that the defense which conceded the least amount of goals last season in the whole of Europe, has been found asleep and has been leaking goals day in and day out.

Despite such poor displays, never doubt the quality the squad possesses. With absolutely brilliant youngsters in the likes of Gavi, Pedri, Balde, Fermin, Fort, Guiu, new signing Roque, and the emerging Lamine Yamal, along with experienced stars at the peak of their career in the likes of Lewandowski, Gundogan, Frenkie, Araujo and ter Stegen, the squad is one to beat and oozes quality all over the pitch when they play coercively.

Due to such a talented squad, despite a severely challenging fanbase and managerial role, many managers would love to work for the club and reports have been suggesting a few of them already in the likes of Hansi Flick, Antonio Conte, Julian Naglesmann, and others.

Although all these reports are still yet to be confirmed by reliable journalists, they give a brilliant view of the candidates for the future Barcelona managerial role and fans could certainly expect the future manager to be a big name as well.

Do you think Barcelone could find their future manager who can bring them back to their glory days? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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