Brazilian club side River plate Manager marcelo gallardo plays down barcelona link amid rumours the LaLiga giants are looking to replace under fire dutch manager Ronald Koeman .
Barcelona have began their hunt for a new manager following a string of poor performance from the club as a host of managers has been listed to replace the former southampton Manager at camp nou.
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Marcelo Gallardo Plays Down Barcelona Link
Playing down the barcelona link was River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo who answered a question from journalist regarding the Barcelona rumours:
“I’m only focused on River. Everyone knows that I want to fulfill my current contract and I’ve no reason to change my mind. If Barça contacted me? Makes no sense to answer this question…”.
Other managers linked with the Barcelona job are club legend and former spanish International Midfielder Xavi , belgium national team Manager roberto Martinez , Antonio Conte as well as current spanish manager Luis Enrique , though the former barça manager has also distance himself from the barça job .
Ronald koeman earlier in the season had the backing of the club president Joan Laporta , but a run of poor performance in the league and a back to back defeat in the champions league further heaped more pressure on the former netherlands manager .