Barcelona have drawn up a four-man shortlist to succeed Ernesto Valverde as reports intensify over the Spaniard’s future.
A bitter end to the season which has featured capitulations in the Champions League and Copa del Rey have made Valverde a despised figure at Camp Nou.
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The former Atheltic Bilbao coach led the Catalans to La Liga glory but his future looks in serious doubt despite extending his contract to the end of next season earlier this campaign.
Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claim that Barcelona have named four men to succeed Valverde, from club legends and national managers to out-of-contract coaches.
The Italian departed Juventus this summer and did admit he is open to taking a year out of the game, however, before returning for a different project.
Barcelona would prove exactly that.
Emery has a strong reputation in Spain, and he is understood to be admired by Barcelona chiefs for his gradual development as a coach. , which landed him the Arsenal job last summer.
The high-pressing coach has two years left on his Arsenal contract and is expected to see out his deal.
The Spaniard is currently in charge of the talented Belgium national team, and his contract with United runs until after Euro 2020, which he may want to see out.
The former Wigan and Everton manager was linked with the Real Madrid job when Julen Lopetegui was sacked in October.
Koeman is a club legend at Barcelona and is currently coaching his national team.
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The Dutchman was coached by Johan Cruyff and embodies the philosophies of the late manager, which is a key requirement for demanding Camp Nou fans.
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