Barcelona having a disastrous season this year, first they failed to qualify for final of UCL. This week they’ve lost a Copa Del Rey final against Valencia, so a string of disappointments continue for Barcelona. The main reason behind their failure is excessive defensive tactics proposed by Manager Ernesto Valverde.
However, Barcelona is in much need to find a replacement of current manager Ernesto Valverde. Current Ajax Manager Erik Ten Hag will be the suitable coach for Barcelona and there are many reasons to justify the statement. Barcelona should have gone for Dutchman rather than renewing the contract of current manager Ernesto Valverde.
His tactics with Ajax defined that he wants to play creative and beautiful football which Barcelona is known for and lacking these years. Barcelona, from the Pep era, changed their way of play, they used passing as a lethal weapon to break the defense. Same Erik had tested at Ajax to almost led them to the UCL glory, So if Barcelona will appoint Erik then there will be beautiful football again in the Camp Nou.
In the days of his Bayern Munch tenure, he was the assistant coach of Bayern Munich and also confessed that he learned so much from Pep. So he knows much about Barcelona more than any other manager right now so does pep. Pep Guardiola uses the same tactics for every time and makes a team passing dependant. Also, Erik’s tactics are quite similar to Pep.
Attacking Football priority
Erik Ten Hag focuses on attack rather than attack, Barcelona’s main reason for failure is excessive defensive play. The team doesn’t go down well with the pressure and crumbles in big games where opposition pressed higher than normal. So Erik could bring a lot of change at the club and could maintain offensive possession which lacks so much in these two years.