No, Laurent Blanc will not come to Barcelona this summer. While several sources had mentioned a rapprochement between Cévénol and its former club, President Blaugrana has just indicated that there is absolutely no contact with the French technician.
In an interview with the daily Sport and which will appear on Sunday, Josep Maria Bartomeu affirmed that the only coach to have been contacted for the responsibility in question is Xavi. “We haven’t spoken to anyone. Neither with Laurent Blanc, nor with another. Yes we spoke with Xavi, because we have a good relationship. But he extended recently with his team (Al-Saad, note). He will one day coach Barça. He will decide when ”, he proclaimed.
Laurent Blanc’s wait is set to last
Blanc, who has secured the services of the famous agent Jorge Mendes to find a prestigious base after four years of inactivity, will have to wait a little longer before being able to dive back into the football scene.
As a reminder, Quique Setién is currently in charge of Catalan training. Despite the rumors suggesting a separation to come, the latter was confirmed in his functions. At least until the end of the Champions League. And the person has certified that he has no plans to resign at all.