The Girona Coach’s Potential Move to Manchester City
Quique Cárcel Supports the Madrid Native’s Candidacy
Girona’s sports director, Quique Cárcel, expressed his belief last Friday that the coach of the red and white team, Michel Sánchez, possesses the necessary talent to lead a prestigious club like Manchester City. However, Cárcel acknowledged that the Madrid-born coach still requires more time to reach such a high-profile position.
“City plays a style of football that Míchel has been able to implement successfully with a smaller club. However, for him to manage a team like City, various factors need to align, such as Pep Guardiola’s decision to step down,” stated Cárcel, who serves as the sports manager of Girona, a club belonging to the City Football Group.
Cárcel made these remarks during a presentation at the 11th edition of Coach’s Day, organized by the Catalan Football Federation (FCF).
He also emphasized that he sees Míchel as content with his current team, having a contract and a strong desire to continue developing the project. However, Cárcel acknowledged that the pressures at Girona differ from those experienced at a larger club.
Another player attracting attention from top clubs is Sávio Moreira ‘Savinho’, who has been one of the standout surprises of the season so far.
“Being informed that Deco, Barcelona’s sports director, is interested in one of your players fills you with pride. We experienced a similar situation last season with Oriol Romeu, but our objective is to retain these players as completely overhauling the squad is challenging,” he stated.
Girona’s Phenomenal Performance
Girona currently sits at the top of LaLiga EA Sports, trailing Real Madrid by two points and Barcelona by four points, after securing victories in eleven out of thirteen matches played.
“We find ourselves in an excellent position. No one could have predicted that we would be competing with the top teams by matchday 13,” celebrated Cárcel. However, he cautioned that it is still too early to declare Girona as title contenders.
For now, the objective is to “remain in contention for European positions,” a goal set by the club due to the coaching staff’s impressive work, which has made Girona one of the most attractive teams in the league.
As a testament to the team’s progress, players like Aleix García have shone. García recently made his debut for the Spanish national team, playing 45 minutes in the victory against Cyprus (1-3).
“Aleix has shown tremendous growth and represents the path that young players with a promising future often face before joining the Spanish national team,” Cárcel remarked.