Surprising statements made by the mythical in the last hours Claudio Borghi, currently a commentator after being a player and coach (he was world champion as a soccer player with Argentina in 1986), and he seems to have first-hand information about the immediate future of current River Plate coach Marcelo Mu El Muñeco ’Gallardo.
After Gallardo has been linked to FC Barcelona over the past few weeks, Borghi has fed the rumorology even more Being very taxative: “Gallardo is going to be a Barcelona coach in December. It is the information that one handles. Marcelo is one of the best technicians in the world. D’Onofrio said Gallardo would leave only if he left office, but I know this from a direct source, ”his words have been on the Chilean CDF channel.
The theory of seeing Marcelo Gallardo at the Camp Nou is taking shape, therefore, although it clashes directly with the samples of support that Ernesto Valverde has received in recent days, by members of the Barça club such as William love. The director of institutional relations of Barça threw a cape before Barça-Slavia to 'Txingurri', remembering that he is a great technician and that in Barça they are very happy with him.
On more than one occasion, in addition, Josep Maria Bartomeu already made it clear that Valverde would be a coach of FC Barcelona at least until the end of this season, so it seems complicated that I will pack in December. That, unless the bad run of results and game of the team is prolonged, and the president culé is forced to take drastic measures.
Gallardo, a 'patch' until Koeman's arrival?
Most likely Gallardo is the technician that Barcelona keeps in the bedroom in case it is necessary to give a door to Valverde, with other coaches like Ronald Koeman more long term. The Dutch, remember, has a special clause to change the selection of Holland for the bench of the Camp Nou You can exercise from summer 2020, after the European Championship.
Until then, if Barcelona needs to change technicians even if only for half a season, Marcelo Gallardo could be the chosen one. But as we said, today It seems unlikely that Ernesto Valverde will leave the club in December. We will have to see what the results of FC Barcelona are in the next matches… And the climate of the hobby culé.