Barcelona have reportedly fielded Erik ten Hag if he replaces current manager Ronald Koeman.
Koeman returned to Barcelona this summer, having spent six incredibly successful years at the club during his playing career.
During those six years, he won four La Liga titles, a European Cup and a Copa del Rey.
The Dutchman arrived at an incredibly turbulent time at Camp Nou.
The club had been plunged into financial turmoil by then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, they had just finished the season without a trophy, Bayern Munich had humiliated them 8-2 in the Champions League quarter-finals, and the star man Lionel Messi had given up his hand. a transfer request.
Koeman had a rough start to life as La Blaugrana manager, but managed to turn things around a bit.
A strong 2021 propelled them into the title race and they managed to win the Copa del Rey after an outright 4-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
However, their title charge hit the buffers after casually lost points against Granada and Levante.
They now need Atletico Madrid to collect less than two points in their last two games to have a chance to win the league.
Gerard Romero, the host of Spanish radio station RAC1, reported that the club had started looking for managers who could replace Koeman, with Ajax’s Erik ten Hag being one of the names mentioned.
The 51-year-old spent four years in Amsterdam, winning four major trophies and arriving seconds after reaching a Champions League final.
This season, he achieved a national double, with 14 points ahead of PSV Eindhoven and beating Vitesse in the KNVB Cup final.
Ten Hag were linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich following the departures of Jose Mourinho and Hansi Flick.
However, the rumors were hushed up after signing a new contract at Ajax. This will, of course, be a stumbling block in the negotiations if Barcelona wish to hire him.
Romero also named club legend Xavi as a possible candidate for the job, as well as Barcelona B coach Garcia Pimienta.
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