Spanish media “Mundo Deportivo” reported on the 29th (Korea time) that Deccu is keeping an eye on Porto’s coach Sergio Conseisang.
Barcelona needs to find a new coach. Chavi, who was criticized for his poor performances in succession, has announced that he will step down at the end of this season. Barcelona is in fourth place, 11 points behind Girona, the leader of the league, who played one more game, and was eliminated in the Supercopa de España and Copa del Rey games in succession recently.
Several candidates have been mentioned as substitutes due to the prolonged period of head coach Chavi’s ups and downs, but as he has to find a replacement, the candidate group is being formed in earnest. His relationship with Deku, who was a member of the Portuguese national team during his active career and went through Porto, Barcelona, and Chelsea, is also a medium for him to be named in the candidate group.
In the case of Conseysang, he has played for the same team as General Manager Deku. In the 2003-2004 season, he played for Porto, which was led by Jose Mourinho. He also played for Portugal’s national team for a short time.
Friendship is not the only reason why he is considered a candidate for a manager. Considine Conseysang, who went through Braga, Vitoria and Nantes, has led Porto since 2017 and won the league and the FA Cup three times. Based on his performances in Porto, he was a regular candidate who was mentioned whenever the European big league manager position was vacant. Deku, who played for Porto for the longest time, is known to have a good grasp on Conseysang’s soccer while constantly monitoring his old team.
In addition, Conseysang is a customer of Jorge Mendes, a “super agent” in the soccer world. Barcelona has been on good terms with Mendes recently. Last summer, it hired João Félix and João Cancelo, its customers, to have in-depth exchanges. The timing is exquisite as well. Conseysang’s contract with Porto runs until June this year.
Besides Conseysang, Thiago Mota Bologna are also mentioned as potential candidates. Mota used to be with Decu at Barcelona when he was a player.