Is Ernesto Valverde a good fit at Barcelona or has he reached his sell by date? TUKO.co.ke evaluates three reasons why he could get the sack.
Barcelona are a footballing super club. As a result, supporters demand only the best.
READ ALSO: Europa League: Chelsea destroy 10-man PAOK 4-0 at Stamford Bridge
Ernesto Valverde, Manager of Barcelona looks on prior to the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano on November 24, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
READ ALSO: Ramsey on target as Arsenal record comprehensive victory over Vorskla in the Europa League
Thereï¿½s a growing belief that Ernesto Valverde is not the right man for the job.
Though he has won nine trophies in his managerial career, the Catalans are the first big club he is coached.
Barcelona cruised to the domestic title last season but have been mediocre in the UEFA Champions League over the last few seasons.
Here are three reasons why the club could benefit from Valverdeï¿½s departure.
READ ALSO: Mourinho accuses Pogba of being more interested in his hair than Manchester United
Barcelona are renowned for their glorious attacking style of football.
However, Valverde has brought a clinical pragmatism to the play.
Last seasonï¿½s Championï¿½s League tie against Roma is a prime example.
With a 4-1 advantage after the first leg, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the Romans would be knocked out.
However, Valverde opted for a conservative approach in the second leg with Andries Iniesta and Sergi Roberto as the wide men.
PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'TUKO Michezo'
Roma took advantage of a Barcelona team not known for sitting back and they pulled off an unlikely victory.
There have been numerous questionable omissions from some of the squads named by the manager.
This seems to point to a pecking order of preference ï¿½ not based on talent but more the relationship with Valverde.
For some reason, Ivan Rakitic continues to be a mainstay in most matches even though he lacks the dynamism required in certain games.
On the opposite end, prodigious talents, such as Malcolm and Ousmane Dembele, are often omitted.
The La Liga giants have become synonymous with tiki taka football.
Their expansive, attractive brand of football has become their hallmark and what sets them apart from most teams around the world.
PAY ATTENTION: Stay updated with the latest EPL news, fixtures, standings and odds with TUKO.co.ke
Under Valverde, itï¿½s been a different story though.
They possess some of the most naturally gifted players who conjure up moments of magic.
However, theyï¿½ve lately become dependent on moments of individual brilliance rather than blowing the opposition away with wonderful, cohesive interplay.
Ultimately, the move away from the clubï¿½s beloved traditions could be the final nail in the Valverde coffin.
Do you have a hot story or scandal you would like us to publish, please reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp: 0725504650
Kenya VS Ethiopia - Tuko Sports News: Wild Celebrations at Kasarani Stadium | Tuko TV
19 Jan, 2019  0  Comments
“Any act of terror is an eye opener to all of us that terrorism can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone. As much as it seems almost impossible to guarantee your safety in such... ...Read More
- Kuria said current structure of only president and deputy president in top tier made some Kenyans feel excluded
- He proposed for addition of a prime minister, first and second... ...Read More
Five suspects linked to the DusitD2 complex terror attack will spend the next 30 days in police after detectives investigating the matter were granted more time to conclude their... ...Read More
Filmmakers wishing to incorporate guns and related props in their productions will now have to seek approval directly from the office of the Inspector General of police.
The Kenya Film... ...Read More
Sign up to receive our free newsletters!
We do not spam. We value your privacy!
© 2017 Just40days.com. All Rights Reserved