Laporta Rules Out Mourinho Approach
FC Barcelona are going through a crisis these days, a crisis hyped by the ever so opportunistic Spanish media and there are gong to be a few knee-jerking changes in the summer. No greater alteration in the Barca unit would arrive than the change in the club’s coaching room.
This season Frank Rijkaard has come under severe criticism and pressure for his team’s inability to take advantage of Real Madrid’s consistent slips in La Liga and also for the uncharacteristic inconsistent and cagey display of his team. Word is that Rijkaard will be chucked out in the summer by Barcelona president Joan Laporta.
Although Laporta, who loves football as much as he loves pork pies, has denied that the club is contemplating any coaching shift in the summer, he has dropped the hint pertaining to what sort of a coach he would like to have at the club. Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been frequently touted as the man to replace the Dutchman in the summer but these words of Laporta demonstrate that the Portuguese Special One is not the sort of managerial presence that he would like at Camp Nou.
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