La Liga Giants Could Consider Move For Arsenal Manager

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly among the list of managerial targets for the La Liga giants Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta should current manager Ronald Koeman depart at the end of the campaign, according to reports in Spain…..La Liga Giants Could Consider Move For Arsenal Manager

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Joan, Toni Freixa and Victor Font are vying for control at the club will elections set to be held on March 8.

Ronald replaced Ernesto Valverde as Blaugrana head coach last summer and while Joan, who is seeking a second term club as club chairman, has publicly backed the Dutchman, Mikel is among a list of possible alternatives should Koeman leave his post at the end of the season.

RAC1 report Mikel could be an option due to his affinity with the club and considering his tutelage under club legend Pep Guardiola.

It was Joan who gave Pep the opportunity to take the reins at Barcelona back in 2008 with Mikel, who worked under the current Manchester City head coach for over three years, seen as a potential solution to recreate that era. He is also a graduate of the club’s La Masia academy.

The Spaniards currently sit second in La Liga, five points adrift of Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid having played a game more.

They are facing the possibility of elimination from both the Copa del Rey and Champions League in the coming weeks.

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A 4-1 hammering at home at the hands of Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain leaves their European hopes hanging by a threat while the club suffered a 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in the first leg of their semi-final cup tie last month, with the return leg scheduled this week.

 

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