Gerard Pique comments on having Mikel Arteta as the next Barcelona coach

Mikel Arteta is one of the managers being tipped to replace Xavi Hernandez at Barcelona at the end of this season.

The Gunners manager has been one of the best Spanish coaches around, and he also spent time in Barcelona during his teens.

Arteta quickly denied the rumours linking him with a move to Catalonia when Xavi announced he was leaving, but the rumours persist.

The Arsenal gaffer is leading his team towards winning the Premier League and Champions League, making him one of the finest coaches.

Arsenal does not want to lose their manager, and we expect them to do their best to keep him at the Emirates beyond this season.

Speaking about some of the best names to replace Xavi, former Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said to The Times:

“To manage Barça you need to be a specific type of coach and to understand the way Barça play, so the options are much less. 

“The obvious ones are [Pep] Guardiola, because he had his past here, and he is the best coach right now, and [Arsenal’s Mikel] Arteta. He would be a good one also. He understands Barcelona and played for Barça in the past,”

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Arteta is a manager that any club would want, but we expect him to show loyalty, and we will also tell anyone interested in him that he is not available.

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  1. Would not happen as they have no money something Arteta needs to be able to help get his ego across.
    We haven’t seen what Arteta can do with no money ,that’s where top managers get their names from

    1. I don’t remember Pep or Klopp or Ancelotti or any of the so called greats with no money. They always had some years that were leaner than others but in general they were well funded throughout their time. Mourinho might make an argument for his time with aportó or Milan…but definitely not with Chelsea or United or Real. And maybe the Ajax team that went to the semi-finals of the Champions league a few years back (forget that coach’s name).

    2. Agree with you. Arteta has been great when he buys the players he needs and backed up with hundreds and hundreds of millions from the club.

      However, he has not shown
      1. he can manage on a small budget
      2. Bring through academy talent
      3. Develop young talent into impact players
      4. Manage players with egos like his

      Maybe he can now, but he never had to before. Why risk a promising future at Arsenal with massive financial support of owners?

      Barca has lost it’s spending power, and now relies on it’s top academy talent and brand name, not it’s limitless budget.

  2. I take issue with Pique insofar as Arteta knows the Barcelona way and that will make a difference.

    He was in the Barcelona setup but I don’t think he played at the highest level and then joined other clubs such as PSG, Rangers and Everton. In fact he’d have been pretty young then and eventually cut his teeth in the UK as a player and then with Pep within the coaching group

    Other than that, he is doing a pretty good job at Arsenal where he was successful as a player becoming vice captain and then captain before cutting his teeth in management

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