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River Plate’s Gallardo favorite to take over from Valverde

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River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo is now the favorite to take over from under pressure Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde.

Gallardo has just led Argentine giants River Plate to another Copa Libertadores final.

He will apparently replace under pressure Ernesto Valverde as the coach of Barcelona after next the final.

Claudio Borghi, World Cup-winning former Argentina international believes Barca will give Gallardo the job in December.

Speaking to TNT Sport, Gallardo insists he has the inside scoop, and that River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio will not stand in the way.

Borghi said:

“Gallardo will be installed as Barcelona coach in December.”

“At the moment he is one of the best coaches in the world.”

“D’Onofrio has already said that Gallardo will only leave if he decides to quit his post.”

The Copa Libertadores final is on 23 November, which would give him one week to pack and move from Argentina to Catalonia.