Luis Enrique ‘ s announcement that he his resignation as Barcelona manager at the end of the season, will have an impact, the search for his successor begins far above the Camp Nou, now that is serious. Seville is thrilled to Argentine boss Jorge Sampaoli is the favourite for the takeover of Enrique, Premier League, glass-makers, Mauricio Pochettino and Ronaldo Koeman were insignificant both as a possible successor.
Luis Enrique announces he is leaving Barcelona at the end of the season
A lynchpin of the Barcelona side, with the end of the Johan Cruyff which won the 1992 European Cup, Koeman looks to be a future Barca manager, but under a new three-year, wrote-deal with Everton only a few months ago. Pochettino has so far responded to suggestions that he may one day Tottenham for Barcelona, joking that he was “born with a Taurus on my arm”, a reference to his successful career as player and manager of the Spanish club’s city rivals Espanyol.
Athletic Bilbao, the 53-year-old coach Ernesto Valvarde is also believed that Barcelona is on the shortlist, along with Real Sociedad boss Eusebio sacristan. The name of Arsène Wenger, the mentioned soon out of contract and maybe ready for a new challenge away from Arsenal, was also on the edge. Taking into account its history, the promotion of young talent, many of them could be in Barcelona’s cast-offs, Wenger is just the man needed to help in order to recalibrate the currently faulty production line in the La Masia Academy.
In other positions of leadership manoeuvring, reports from Stamford Bridge say that Antonio Conte started the “people” to hold talks over a new and improved offer to the Italians at Stamford Bridge until 2021. Conte signed a three-year contract worth £reported 6.5 m per year in the summer, but Inter will try to turn his head with an offer of £10m salary, his current employer may feel obligated to hose him with more and more money to ensure that he remains.
After his EFL Cup final exploits at Wembley last Sunday, the mirror reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident that the signing with Manchester United for a further two years. The 35-year-old has the option to add an extension to his current contract for another year, but his agent, Mino Raiola, is to be understood, the intention to make hay while the sun shines, and is confident that he will be able to broker a deal of twice the duration. With 26 goals to his name in all competitions this season, Zlatan in an extremely strong negotiating position – Manchester United’s next most productive scorer, Juan Mata, out of the nine.
Of course, it is no secret that Manchester have been United for a long time suitors of the Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, but Tottenham Hotspur fans will nothing claimed to be satisfied with the Daily Star, United will turn their attention to Harry Kane, if their diabolical plan, the Frenchman, the Old Trafford unravels. The Spurs are also linked with full-back outsider Luke Shaw turned, who would surely welcome the publication of the with his Old Trafford dream-turned-nightmare brought to a merciful end.
Chelsea institution John Terry due to disconnect his ties with the club, the head in the United States and play his old age with LA Galaxy, while Valencia have decided they would quite like the last West Ham flop Simone Zaza from Juventus to sign on a permanent deal Juventus are reported, looking for €16 million for the striker and all the means in her Alexis Sanchez Bring To Turin jar. Speaking of West Ham, London stadium-tenants are willing to double the wages for their Wandsworth-born midfielder Michail Antonio for £70,000 per week, in an attempt to keep him out of Chelsea’s clutches.
And finally, the Leicester Mercury reported that Guus Hiddink, touted as a potential replacement for Claudio Ranieri, has no contact with the Premier League champions. Out of work since the filling of a Jose Mourinho-shaped void at Chelsea last season, Hiddink leaves open, however, to the possibility of returning to management. “I think Leicester has done very well after the resignation of Ranieri with the assistant coach [Craig Shakespeare]”, he told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. “Because you are a direct reaction of the players. They proved that against Liverpool. I had no contact with Leicester.”