As reported Sports world and Diario Sport, the FC Barcelona has ruled out Roberto Martinez as one of the options to replace Ronald Koeman on the first team bench for next season, closing the door on his departure to the Belgian national team ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
The Spanish coach is coming off losing the UEFA Nations League semi-finals to France after winning 2-0 in the first half. A painful defeat for his process and that could open the door for his departure because, beyond his good results in the Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, he is leaving many doubts in important matches such as in the last two Euro Cups and in the same Nations League.
The reason for Bob’s dismissal
But, despite that, the negative results are not the reason why FC Barcelona has discarded his name to be the club’s next coach. Joan Laporta has made a key decision regarding his project on his return to the club and Roberto Martínez does not fit into it.
The reason for his dismissal is that Laporta knows that public opinion does not favor the Spanish coach due to his reactive approaches in important moments with the Belgium team and they feel that he is not the ideal technical director to raise a club that needs go back to your origins to get back to the top. Roberto Martínez does not seem to be the best to promote the young talents of the club. The president wants the new manager to be able to help them endure these most difficult times.
The main option at the moment is Xavi Hernández, who would already be working on the preparation of his squad for next season and on the signings that the team has to make in order to better capture his idea of the game.