Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Farre has revealed he has held discussions with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp regarding taking charge at the Camp Nou in the future.
Ronald Koeman was appointed as the new Barcelona head coach earlier this week after Quique Setien was sacked following the club’s humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich.
The Dutchman signed a two-year contract with the Spanish side, taking him until at least the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
Between now and then, though, a new president will be elected at Nou Camp. And there could be another change of plans.
And Farre, who is hoping to take over from Josep Bartomeu, has said he believed the club need a Klopp-type character in the hotseat. and even says he has already made contact with Klopp’s representatives.
Speaking to Diario Sport, Farre said: “If Koeman works and does well, he would be, of course [kept on].
“Obviously, we have our roadmap and we had already started several conversations with Jurgen Klopp, because it seems to us that Barca need such a coach.
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“It is an exceptional moment and Koeman is a good solution considering that he is a legend of Barcelona, a benchmark. Because of his character, I think that was what the club needed now. I wish him the best because the challenge is huge.”
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With Barca currently in ‘crisis’, Farre is hoping the German coach would have a similarly transformative effect he had at Liverpool on the Blaugrana.
However, Farre’s comments come as a surprise after Jurgen Klopp confirmed plans to take a break from football at the end of his current contract with Liverpool.