Lace Athletic elections are waiting for names. First, the full members of the candidacies will arrive, which are about to fall, and then those referring to sports director, coach and, perhaps, some of the members of the youth project. what of linking the candidacy to a footballer seems more than complicatedalthough at least two of the applicants have established contacts with players with a current contract so that they take the step of betting on Athletic for next season.
Ricardo Barkala He was the first to present himself as an applicant and the first to reveal part of his management team. The president of the Autonomous Port of Bilbao has offered the position of sports director to Ramn Planeswho is 54 years old and has extensive experience in the sector after having held the position at Hospitalet, Racing, Alavs, Lleida, Espanyol, Elche, Rayo and Getafe, as well as being technical secretary at Tottenham and Barcelona.
The technician from Lleida He participates in the Barkala sports project and at this time has rejected the option of becoming the general director of Espanyol or returning as Getafe’s top technical manager. Now he has an offer from Valencia on the table to direct the technical area of a Valencia that, when it comes to making a template, has the attraction of having Jorge Mendes’ client portfolio. The club of Mestalla loves him now to advance the departures before June 30 and make a different template.
The options of Uriarte and Arechabaleta
The Plans response will be final immediately. In the scenario prior to the delivery of guarantees, Barkala was the favorite. Even more so after a few days before the deadline, the candidate, in an interview on RADIO MARCA, said that “it’s the first round and if you hit hard it’s important.” The statement implied that he looked confident in the pickup. However, Jon Uriarte led the collection of supports. Only once in the last 28 years, in the last elections that pitted Elizegi against Uribe-Echevarria, did the candidate who had not commanded the endorsements win.
plans now has to choose between linking to a candidacy that pending the official count of guarantees, to be announced on Thursday, have to go back or joining the job with a Valencia who assures him a firm contract. If he stays with Barkala, he will send two messages: he sees the comeback clearly and his aspiration is at Athletic.
Uriarte and Arechabaletawho complete the list of candidates to be president of Athletic after the elections on June 24, also they have advanced the names of their sports project. Uriarte He has been in talks for some time with his future Sports CEO, a more established figure in European football than in LaLiga. The preliminary agreement is imminent and will be presented before the elections. The position is relevant and will be determinant in the choice of coach. Uriarte’s candidacy defends that fundamental is the definition of the project and how to carry it out, essential bridges that the new coach should go through.
Arechabaleta, with a sports plan that has been worked on for years, does not yet have the headliner of the sports management, but it does have the red lines of the structure and the tools that it would put at its disposal. The position of coach is chosen, contacted and promised. He knows the basics of the program and very well what the rojiblanca specificity is for the management of the first template.