Press reports revealed that Barcelona's Lionel Messi, his first star, has identified the coach who wants him to take over as coach of Kiki Sitten.

The Catalan team lost the domestic league title to its traditional rivals Real Madrid in the final stages, which put Sittin in the circle of criticism by the fans as well as some players.

The Spanish media have indicated that the coach will be leaving, while Barcelona's results in the Champions League remain a crucial element in determining his fate.

However, the British newspaper "Sun" said that Messi wanted his compatriot Marcelo Bielsa to take over as Barcelona coach, after he led Leeds United to return to the Premier League.

Bielsa's (65-year-old) contract with Leeds expires this month, amid speculation that it could be extended, especially after the completion of the rise to the "Premier League".

Bielsa previously coached the Argentina national team between 1998 and 2004, but this was the time before Messi joined the "Tango Dancers".

Citin was appointed technical director of Barcelona last January, succeeding Ernesto Valverde. The 61-year-old coach achieved varying results at first, but managed to maintain the lead in the La Liga arrangement as the team sought the third successive title in the league, until the competitions were suspended due to the new Corona virus in March.

However, Barcelona's performance faltered in the post-return period in June, until it ended up in second place behind the royal team.

These results were accompanied by reports of differences in the team, especially between Messi-led players, the technical staff and the administration.

Messi criticized the team's performance after the loss against Osasuna in the last stage, calling for a comprehensive self-criticism and warning that the performance presented by Barcelona may cost him dearly in the European Champions League competition, which he will complete on August 8 by hosting Napoli in the second leg of the final price. , After a 1-1 draw back.

Source: Agencies

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