River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo has confirmed his commitment to the current team. After being linked with Barcelona in La Liga Spain.
Cagliardo is among a number of managers who are among several rumored to be considered Barcelona’s new head coach if Ronald Koeman is sacked.
The 45-year-old has had an outstanding performance at Riverpool over the past seven years. He leading the team to more than a dozen trophies.
That is the most notably the Copa Libertadores, which won twice this year 2015 and 2018. In which the second championship was won by defeating Boca Juniors in the second-leg final against the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid Spain.
“My focus is only on River, everyone knows. I want to stay out of my contract and there’s no reason to change my mind. If Barça contacted me? There is no reason to answer this question,” Cagliardo said.
Marcelo Gallardo has made clear he plans to see out his contract with River Plate amid links to Barcelona.
Ronald Koeman is the head coach at Camp Nou but his time in charge could be coming to an end, despite Barca being unbeaten in LaLiga so far this season.
Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat away to Benfica in the Champions League. That means the Spanish club have lost back-to-back group games in the competition in the same campaign for the first time in 21 years.
Marcelo Gallardo has confirmed his commitment to the current team
Koeman also has a fractured relationship with Barca president Joan Laporta. He is leading to speculation the Dutchman is on his way out. Gallardo is one of those seen as a potential candidate to take over. The former Argentina international responded to the rumour on Friday.
Speaking to the media ahead of the huge game against Boca Juniors on Sunday, Gallardo said: “I am focused on the Superclasico. And also everyone knows that my thought and my decision is to fulfill the contract with River.
“I have no reason to be distracted by other things and thoughts of others. I have a contract and a commitment to River.
“So I want to continue connected with what it means to be River’s coach and it never crossed my mind to leave the club.”
Gallardo’s deal with his current employers expires at the end of the year. That Reports in Spain suggested he had already been contacted by Barcelona. So he refused to confirm or deny such speculation.