Pochettino, Setién and Milito, options to replace Ernesto Valverde
Pochettino had previously said he would never ever coach Barcelona as an Espanyol fan
After Xavi said 'no', the club are looking for a coach until the end of the season. There are various options being discussed.
The former BEtis coach is liked for his footballing ideas, attacking play, possession football and, being a free agent, Barca would not have to negotiate his exit. His son plays for UE Sant Andreu and Quique has been seen in Barcelona to watch him.
Gabi Milito would be drawn by the Barcelona job. The former defender is currently coaching Estudiantes de La Plata, where Mascherano is, and is well connected with the Barcelona dressing room.
SPORT has reported that one sector of the club is a big fan of Titi and he has a good relationship with Eric Abidal. However he has signed for Montreal Impact for two seasons.
The former Spurs and Espanyol's coach's name has sounded out loud in recent hours, even though he said he would never coach Barcelona. Ramon Planes is his main backer.
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