His profile as a great manager lifts him up among the athletic fans
With just over a month to go before the elections, Inaki Arechabaleta is emerging as the signing that needs the Athletic. His profile as a great manager, indispensable in these times, together with his 56 years as a member of the Athleticmake him the ideal candidate to replace Aitor Elizegi in Ibaigane. A serious project and the ambition that sportingly the Athletic leave the intermediate zone of the classification.
We have talked a lot about his ideas, such as having a strong man in Lezamafrom the profile of Marcelo Bielsa. We have also talked about the star signing that he wants Inaki Arechabaleta in it Athletic. Neither more nor less than Julen Jon Guerrero, the son of the eternal captain of the athletic club. But she’s not going to do big crazy things.
The star signing of Iñaki Arechabaleta
Iñaki Arechabaleta’s project, as is logical, goes through professionalizing Lezama to the extreme and thus being able to nurture Athletic with top-level players. But, as it also seems evident, he is not only going to settle for that. He wants the best and today there is a footballer who must play for Athletic if he wants to succeed in Spanish football.
We are talking about Julen Jon Guerrero. Cracks are needed, especially from midfield onwards. Sancet and Muniain need more top-tier partners. Along these lines, Iñaki Arechabaleta is pulling strings to try to convince Julen Guerrero’s son. The kid triumphs in the lower categories of Real Madrid.
Arechabaleta’s trick is to make the kid see that Real Madrid doesn’t know how to manage the talent of its quarry. There are many examples of great players who must go to succeed. And in this context, Athletic offers him to be a starter and enough financial resources to be a crack.
Yes indeed. Arechabaleta is a great manager and he is not going to waste money. If he needs to undertake an important transfer before he will make a sale also at the same level. That is why nobody is surprised if Iñigo Martínez is sold, now wanted by FC Barcelona. Iñigo will never come out if Julen Jon is not going to come, but if necessary he will not shake his pulse.
Iñaki Arechabaleta’s project
Iñaki Arechabaleta’s candidacy works on signings of the stature of Marcelo Bielsa and Ernesto Valverde. His sports advisers believe that the couple they can form would be a electoral trick to get to Ibaigane. Valverde would be the coach of the first team and Bielsa the absolute boss of Lezama.
Let’s remember how Bielsa’s departure from Athletic was forged and how he wanted to transform from the base. Bielsa fell in love with Athletic’s philosophy from the start. The Argentine is obsessed with training football and educating footballers in values so that they can then compete at the highest level.
Bielsa could return from the hand of Arechabaleta
In this line, Marcelo Bielsa wanted to professionalize various areas of the club, to have the best prepared youth team in the world. As everywhere, when someone tries to change things, the well-to-do came out. Most of them plugged into the PNV who believe that Athletic is their txoko and that they can do and undo as they please.
Bielsa was a threat to all those who intend to live on Athletic without sticking a stick in the water. For this reason, public opinion began to be very harsh with Bielsa. That if they weren’t appropriate manners, that if he treated the press badly… Endless excuses to avoid talking about football. Because football-wise Athletic de Bielsa could not have detractors.
The signings of Arechabaleta
Precisely now that the elections are coming, both positions are clearly in conflict. Barkala is also close to the PNV and, therefore, intends not to complicate things too much at the club. However, Arechabaleta does want an Athletic that grows in all areas.
For this reason, the deputy CEO of Vocento has very clear ideas. Arechabaleta works on two absolutely differential signings. On the one hand, Bielsa, as a benchmark for Lezama. And on the bench of the first team Ernesto Valverde. Both are considered the best thing that has happened to Athletic in the modern era.