Belgium coach Roberto Martinez described the information that he will replace Ronald Koeman at the helm of Barcelona as “rumors”. Kuman is under serious pressure at the Nou Camp after a poor start to the season and a heavy loss to Bayern Munich with 0: 3, and the media in Spain named Martinez as the favorite for his successor.
“There is nothing, there is nothing to comment on. These are just rumors, there are always such rumors, this is something normal in football,” Martinez told Eurosport. “When you lose three games, there are rumors that you will lose your job. When things go well and you have good results, there are still rumors. At this stage there is nothing to comment on,” added the Spanish specialist, who has led Belgium since 2016.
Martinez’s words come after today’s strange press conference of Kuman before the match with Cadiz, in which the Dutchman read a pre-prepared text, after which he refused to answer journalistic questions. In his address, Kuman said that Barcelona is in a transitional period that requires time, and called on fans to be patient.