FC Barcelona flop managers
FC Barcelona flop managers? Who is Barcelona’s worst coach ever? Here we will look at the worst ever Barcelona managers. Which managers have performed the worst for Barcelona? Which Barcelona managers flopped? Here we will examine the stats and look at who the FC Barcelona flop managers are.
Barcelona have had some great managers over the years. Pep Guardiola. Johann Cryuff, Louis Van Gaal and so on. But Barcelona have had some bad managers too and FC Barcelona flop managers
FC Barcelona Flop Managers
So who are the FC Barcelona Flop Managers? Who are the FC Barcelona flop managers? Well we have gone through the stats to find out but also taken into consideration factors like when they were in charge, the teams they faced, the squads they had and most importantly the way they adapted to the Nou Camp culture of football.
Note: This list will only include Barcelona managers who have managed at least 30 games for Barca.
Barcelona’s worst coach ever: FC Barcelona Flop Managers
Louis Van Gaal (the second time)
|Club||Appointed||In charge until||Position||Matches||PPM|
|Man Utd||14/15 (Jul 1, 2014)||15/16 (May 23, 2016)||Manager||103||1,81|
|Netherlands||12/13 (Aug 1, 2012)||14/15 (Jul 15, 2014)||Manager||29||2,21|
|Bayern Munich||09/10 (Jul 1, 2009)||10/11 (Apr 10, 2011)||Manager||96||2,03|
|AZ Alkmaar||05/06 (Jul 1, 2005)||08/09 (Jun 30, 2009)||Manager||171||1,92|
|FC Barcelona||02/03 (Jul 1, 2002)||02/03 (Jan 28, 2003)||Manager||30||1,77|
|Netherlands U20||00/01 (Jun 5, 2001)||01/02 (Jul 2, 2001)||Manager||5||1,40|
|Netherlands||00/01 (Jul 7, 2000)||01/02 (Nov 30, 2001)||Manager||14||2,00|
|FC Barcelona||97/98 (Jul 1, 1997)||99/00 (May 20, 2000)||Manager||170||1,88|
|Ajax||91/92 (Sep 28, 1991)||96/97 (Jun 30, 1997)||Manager||281||2,22|
|Ajax||87/88 (Jul 1, 1987)||91/92 (Sep 28, 1991)||Assistant Manager||–||–|
This was the man who won a lot of trophies. This was the man who almost won the World Cup with Holland. He knocked out World Champions spain. He took Ajax to their pinnacle again and helped Barcelona win a lot in the league and Europe as well. However, he made a mistake. He went back.
There is a saying in football that you should never go back. Be it a player or a manager, going back to a club, especially where you have been successful is a fatal mistake.
Look at what happened to Jose Mourinho who returned to Chelsea in 2013. It ended with a couple of trophies yes but he got sacked for pushing Chelsea close to relegation. Look at Wayne Rooney at Everton. A club legend, he got the boot as well.
However, with Barcelona looking to get back to winning ways in 2002, he was again called. This time the marriage lasted only 6-8 months before he had to leave in January 2003. The spell was a complete disaster with the club looking listless. Van Gaal’s old techniques appeared redundant and more over the fans’ expected the highest success from him given his past and so he had no time to work his magic.
|FC Barcelona||17/18 (Jul 1, 2017)||expected 30.06.2020||Manager||143||2,25|
|Athletic||13/14 (Jul 1, 2013)||16/17 (Jun 30, 2017)||Manager||213||1,64|
|Valencia||12/13 (Dec 3, 2012)||12/13 (Jun 20, 2013)||Manager||31||1,87|
|Olympiacos||10/11 (Aug 8, 2010)||11/12 (Jun 30, 2012)||Manager||80||2,34|
|Villarreal||09/10 (Jun 2, 2009)||09/10 (Jan 31, 2010)||Manager||32||1,44|
|Olympiacos||07/08 (Jun 11, 2008)||08/09 (May 25, 2009)||Manager||47||2,17|
|Espanyol||05/06 (May 26, 2006)||07/08 (May 26, 2008)||Manager||96||1,47|
|Athletic||03/04 (Jul 1, 2003)||04/05 (Jun 21, 2005)||Manager||85||1,42|
|Bilbao Athletic||02/03 (Jul 1, 2002)||03/04 (Jun 30, 2003)||Manager||3||1,00|
|Athletic||00/01 (Jul 1, 2000)||01/02 (Jun 30, 2002)||Assistant Manager||–|
Why is Valverde on the list despite winning two league titles? Well this is because we first ned to understand what Barcelona represent. They represent quality entertaining football. There are lots of Barcelona managers who may have not won. However, Barcelona have always been a heavily equipped team. They have done one thing if nothing from the days of Johan Cryuff. Play attractive football.
When he came to power, Barcelona nicely gifted him with Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho and a bunch of other fringe signins immediately to fix the situation of Neymar’s departure. He did win the league soon after but his results overall has been bad – mostly in style and terms of play.
He has been equipped with Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie De Jong and other defensive reinforcements. However, what Valverde still does is use Vidal as his super sub and otherwise depend on Messi to deliver some individual brilliance.
Barcelona look disjointed and numb in attack under him match after match. He does not know how to coordinate attacking football and this was a wrong choice. He failed to integrate a tailor-made player like Coutinho for Barcelona.
He looks like he might win the league again but that is only because Real Madrid under Zidane also are looking very average. In the CL, he like the rest of the world waits on the sidelines praying for some Messi magic, no tactical acumen whatsoever!
|Club||Appointed||In charge until||Position||Matches||PPM|
|Mexico||18/19 (Jan 7, 2019)||expected –||Manager||17||2,82|
|Atlanta United||16/17 (Jan 1, 2017)||18/19 (Dec 31, 2018)||Manager||78||1,82|
|Argentina||14/15 (Aug 13, 2014)||16/17 (Jul 5, 2016)||Manager||29||2,21|
|FC Barcelona||13/14 (Jul 23, 2013)||13/14 (May 17, 2014)||Manager||59||2,22|
|Newell’s||11/12 (Dec 29, 2011)||13/14 (Jul 22, 2013)||Manager||69||1,81|
|Paraguay||06/07 (Jul 1, 2006)||11/12 (Jul 29, 2011)||Manager||48||1,27|
Have you heard of him? Well if you have that is because of he came to Barcelona. Prior to that, he hardly had a lot of following in Europe because he coached primarily in South America. Now we do not think it is one level lower to coach in South America than in Europe but how many Joses and Peps and Klopps are currently in South America again?
Hence how did he get a chance at a club like Barcelona. Well it was only because he provided a style of football which was brilliant to follow in South America. Barcelona board thought that his style of football reflected well of their desire and culture of football at Nou Camp and that is how Gerardo Martino came around to coaching Barcelona.
He was in charge of Barcelona for one season. He won the Super Cup of Spain but failed in La Liga, Champions League and Copa Del Rey with MSN on his team.
He is an Argentine player who currently manages Mexico. The weird thing about his appointment was that he had never previously managed in Europe. Yes, some said he had that Barcelona DNA in him but so does Graham Potter at Brighton!
You need more than tactics to manage big clubs and big players and Martino fell short. He had all his life managed in South America were reality is different. They have fans’ pressure not board member and corporate bureaucracy to deal with.
Within 9 months, the manager came udner intense regular fire and soon handed in his resignation after failing to win anything noteworthy in his first season. In contrast, Real Madrid won the CL which made his achievement even more fake and failure even bigger.
In one year, he made Barcelona look like a very average team even though he had Neymar, Messi and Suarez leading the line with Xavi, Busqets, Iniesta behind them!