Mikel Arteta at Barça, no


By: Manu Tournoux

English media are reporting that Arteta is ready to leave the Gunners at the end of the season, after FC Barcelona manager Xavi and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp have already announced their departures from their respective clubs .

English sources have suggested that Arteta will leave Arsenal to become the next manager of FC Barcelona, ​​​​with Xavi having announced his intention to leave the Camp Nou this summer following a difficult series of results. But outlet FootballTransfers maintains Arteta will not leave Arsenal and the insinuation he might do so is nothing more than “nonsense”.

Garcia Pimienta is FC Barcelona’s priority

FC Barcelona should opt for a more affordable option on the bench in the person of Francisco Garcia Pimienta, who is currently the head coach of Las Palmas. The 49-year-old is one of the Catalan club’s priorities for this position, even if he coaches a team with little prestige in La Liga. He was already on the list of candidates to succeed Ronald Koeman, sacked in 2021.

Former Barcelona B team coach, Garcia Pimienta is thought to jump at the chance to manage the first team, although he has previously claimed he is not interested in the job due to a poor relationship with president Joan Laporta following his dismissal as B team coach in 2021.

“He didn’t have any excuses, he just wanted to set his people up, and that’s the reason they gave me. Telling me that I wasn’t following the basic football line… it’s quite the opposite,” explained Garcia Pimienta, known as “Pimi”. Case(s) to be continued…

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