Carles Puyol shows faith in Barcelona officials to appoint new manager
Barcelona continues their hunt to find the perfect successor to Tito Vilanova with few names appearing as promising candidates for the job. Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has announced that he has complete faith in the club’s board to find the appropriate manager to succeed Tito Vilanova.
Understanding the footballing philosophy at Barcelona is the key to becoming the new Camp Nou boss. Tito Vilanova, who stepped down because of throat cancer, hasn’t hand-picked a man for the job. As a matter of fact, no one from the Barcelona camp has come up with a name they would like to see manage at club.
Silence from the Catalan giant has left fans and media in complete darkness. The 35-year-old Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is sure the club officials will make the right decision. Meanwhile, El Mundo Deportivo reports that a long list of managers have shown interest in becoming the new manager of Barcelona.
The report claims that the Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas and the former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini are also interested in the Barcelona job. It is believed that the former Barcelona B manager Luis Enrique and former Paraguay manager Gerardo Martino are leading the race to become the new manager.
According to reports, Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has travelled to Buenos Aires to hold talks with Gerardo Martino. Carles Puyol confirmed that Andoni Zubizarreta is “working hard” on the task bringing in a new manager and that he will have a name soon.
“I think the names that have been mentioned are capable of coaching this team,” Carles Puyol told Marca. “We all know that Zubi and the board are working hard, and we're sure they'll bring us the best coach.
“We have a certain way of playing - a philosophy. The coach that comes in will follow that line, and I'm sure Zubi and the directors are looking for a coach who can adapt to our characteristics.
“I know Martino is a very good coach, who likes the style of the club. And you all know that I have a very good relationship with Luis [Enrique] - he's one of the most accomplished names [linked with the job].”