Mariano Juan revealed that Marcelo Gallardo was hours away from Lionel Messi’s Barcelona and explained why he did not leave River Plate

Marcelo gallardo he was hours away from being the Barcelona coach after River Plate lost the final to Flamengo, at the end of 2019 ”, he assured Mariano Juan on the table of Mariano closs and great team of ESPN F12. Why didn’t you manage Lionel Messi?

According to the journalist, who is a personal friend of the Doll, it was not a survey but a formal offer and that the conversations took place with Eric Abidal, who was his partner in Monaco.

“Barcelona was about to fire Ernesto Valverde but he did not finish making his exit. Gallardo told them that he should start the preseason with River on January 3, 2020, “said Juan.

As the arrival of the Argentine to the Catalan club was not sealed, the chosen one was Quique Setien, who finally did not have a good time at the institution.

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