Former Barcelona defender Rafa Márquez has hinted that why Argentine coach Marcelo Gallardo to replace under-fire Ernesto Valverde at Camp Nou due to poor result.
The 55-year-old Spaniard won back to back La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey since appointed on 29 May 2017 but the Blaugrana poor performance during their mid-week Champions League home barren draw against Slavia Prague which followed a disappointing defeat against Levante in La Liga, has added extra pressure on former Athletic Bilbao coach despite the team sitting at the top of the table both in Europe and in Spain.
Márquez believes Gallardo has the qualities to become Barcelona manager after guiding River Plate to back to back Copa Libertadores finals as he told TNT Sports: “I believe that Marcelo has all the experience and know-how necessary to assume the role.”
Ex-Mexico international pulled on the famous claret and navy shirt for Barçelona on 163 occasions from 2003-2012 winning twelve titles in his time at the Catalan club but the defender and current Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman has been rumored to be leading the race to take over at Camp Nou.
Barcelona face Celta Vigo this weekend before international.