Barca looking to snatch Manchester City’s managerial team after Luis Enrique unrest.
Barcelona are looking at a triple swoop on the management team of Premier League champions Manchester City as they look to fill the power vacuum that has appeared at the Nou Camp, report the Mirror, with the club’s director of football, chief executive and manager all on the hitlist for the Catalan giants as manager Luis Enrique comes under huge pressure.
Director of football Txiki Berigistain and chief executive Ferran Soriano are the main targets of Barcelona’s desire, with Barca hoping to lure the former Nou Camp duo back to the club to help usher in a new era, with manager Manuel Pellegrini set to follow them to Catalonia if the La Liga giants’ attempts are successful.
Barcelona dismissed sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, and he was quickly followed by the resignation of assistant Carles Puytol, in the midst of the weekend defeat to Real Sociedad and, despite a morale boosting thrashing of lowly Elche in the Copa del Rey this evening, manager Enrique is coming under increased pressure as his relationship with the club’s players comes under scrutiny.
The revelations will add an edge to the upcoming Champions League last sixteen tie between the two clubs, which will represent the second successive campaign in which the two sides will meet, whilst Barca are likely to have their work cut out persuading the trio to join a team currently serving a transfer ban.