According to reports, Thierry Henry and Mauricio Pochettino were reputed at Barcelona as possible replacements for Quique Setien.
Setien could lose his job after last night’s crushing loss in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.
From the beginning, Bayern outclassed Barca to go through to the semifinals. To get on the scoresheet, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry were just a few of the stars.
The defeat means Barca has struggled this season to win a single trophy. It now looks like Setien with his work will pay for that.
According to Diario Sport (via Daily Mail) Pochettino and Henry are joined by Ronald Koeman and Massimiliano Allegri in the list of future managers.
In the past, Pochettino was connected to the Barca job and could emerge as a favorite. His playing style while at Tottenham is appealing to President Josep Bartomeu of Barcelona.
Henry has meanwhile been a surprise favorite for the job. The Frenchman had a disappointing spell as Monaco’s boss, and now manages Montreal Impact in the MLS.
Because of his strong connections at the Nou Camp, Henry is associated with a job. Between 2007 to 2010 the striker played there and collected countless trophies throughout the period.
Current Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is currently available, and the Spanish club may approach him.
The final manager on the list is Ronald Koeman. He currently manages the Dutch national team, although he could be tempted back into club football with a big money offer.
Koeman was Barca’s assistant manager between 1998 and 2000, before successful spells at the likes of Ajax and PSV.
The decision ultimately depends on whether Barca chiefs think Setien can turn the situation around. The club seem to be falling behind their European rivals and cannot afford another trophy-less season.