Friday, January 15, 2010

New president should ratify renewal Guardiola

The two main Catalan sports papers, El Mundo Deportivo and Sport, claim today that Barcelona is finalizing a renewal a offer for Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola whose current contract expires at the end of the season.

An offer elaborated by Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain could be approved during today's limited board meeting and would then be proposed to Josep Maria Orobitg, the agent of Guardiola. Next week, Barcelona president Joan Laporta could hold a meeting with the Catalan coach.

El Mundo Deportivo claims that both the manager and the new coach will be given the chance to put an end to the contract after the elections and before the start of the coming season if the collaboration wouldn't work.

Sport on the other hand claims that the renewal offer would just include a clause that says that the next board of directors should ratify a possible new deal with Guardiola.

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