Football

Andre Villas-Boas on Barcelona's five-man managerial hit-list

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Barcelona have drawn up a shortlist of five potential replacements for under-fire manager Tata Martino, according to Sport.

The Argentinian is under pressure after the Catalan club slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Real Sociedad last weekend, which allowed rivals Real Madrid to take their place at the top of La Liga.

Reports have also surfaced in Spain that Martino, who replaced Tito Vilanoa as Barcelona boss in the summer, has lost the dressing room.

Now Sport claim that the club are drawing up a list of potential successors should Martino get the chop in the summer, with former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas amongst those being targeted.

The Portuguese boss joined Tottenham in 2012 after his time in charge of Chelsea was cut short - but he failed to see out his second season at White Hart Lane and left by 'mutual consent' in December.

Villas-Boas has previously credited former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola as the main influence on his career, and worked under Sir Bobby Robson, who took charge at the Nou Camp between 1996 and 1997.

Also on the list is former midfielder Luis Enrique and and Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde.

Those three managers are seen as 'continuity options' who can adhere to the club's passing philosophy.

Barcelona have also included two managers they believe will come in and change the way they play - Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp and Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Barcelona
Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again