While the name of Marcelo Gallardo is evoked to take over from Ernesto Valverde on the bench of FC Barcelona, Leonardo Ponzio, at River Plate since 2012, believes that Argentine technician is ready to coach the Catalan team.
Despite the first place FC Barcelona in Liga, the question about the future ofErnesto Valverde is in all mouths. The Catalan technician could leave the bench soon blaugrana and the name of Marcelo Gallardo is mentioned to take his succession. However, the coach of River Plate denied any contact with the FC Barcelona : " No party has come forward to start discussions (…) I can not echo rumors. Nobody offered me a meeting or a conversation about my future. This is not the time to do it ". Despite this statement, a cloakroom executive River Plate considers that Gallardo could very well FC Barcelona.
«Gallardo can lead Barca as he can lead the Argentine national team»
Leonardo Ponzio, which evolves under the orders of Marcelo Gallardo since 2014, felt that his coach was ready to train in Europe and especially to be in charge of FC Barcelona. " Gallardo is ready to take the plunge. He can lead Barca as he can lead the Argentine national team. He will run a European club that's for sure The 37-year-old said in comments reported by Mundo Deportivo.