In a series of moves that have kept Sevilla FC fans in suspense, the Andalusian club has ruled out Javi Gracia and Marcelo Gallardo as possible replacements for José Luis Mendilibar. This news comes after reports emerged linking both coaches to the Sánchez-Pizjuán bench.
According to ‘ EstadioDeportivo ‘, one of the first negotiations that began after Mendilibar’s departure was the attempt to sign Javi Gracia as his replacement. Gracia, whose name has always been in the orbit of Sevilla FC, has the support of Monchi, the team’s sporting director, and has a close relationship with Víctor Orta, with whom he worked at the English Leeds United. However, talks between the club and Gracia’s representative, José Rodríguez ‘Rodri’ Baster, have not come to fruition.
Marcelo Gallardo, the successful Argentine coach who led River Plate to glory in South America, was also considered an option. However, the same newspaper has confirmed that Gallardo will not be joining Sevilla FC at this time. The ‘Muñeco’ is planning to take a sabbatical and is only considering offers that will offer an attractive project both in economic and sporting terms.
They want to close the new coach as soon as possible
These decisions have left Sevilla fans uncertain about who will be the next coach. The Sevilla FC squad, which has experienced changes on the bench in the last year, is eagerly waiting to find out who will be the leader next season. For its part, the club intends to close the hiring of a new coach in the next 48 hours.