Roberto Martinez does not rule out working in Barcelona
The head coach of the Belgian national team, Roberto Martinez, answers the question about a possible extension of his career at "Barcelona".
He said he had no contact with the Catalan club and Jordi Cruyff. Cruyff and Martinez have a close relationship.
I have not had any contact with "Barcelona", absolutely nothing is happening.
In my and Jordan's friendship, personal and professional relationships are separated. I never asked him what the situation was at Barcelona with me. I do not think that the appointment of a new coach is one of his functions.
The Spaniard also said that he wants to fulfill the contract with Belgium until the end, although nothing is ruled out.
I would like to become the first European country to win a trip to the World Cup. We have this challenge after the League of Nations final, but in football you can never know what will happen tomorrow. Until the last day of my contract, I wake up every morning as the head coach of the Belgian team, but certain circumstances can change.
- His words are quoted by the Belgian Het Laatste Nieuws.
Candidates to replace Ronald Koeman are reportedly, along with Roberto Martinez, Andrea Pirlo, Xavi Hernandez, Marcelo Gallardo and Ralph Rangnick.