Naive to think Messi won’t help choose next Barcelona boss - Sid Lowe | Gab and Juls

  • Published: 13 January 2020
  • Sid Lowe joins Gabriele Marcotti and Julien Laurens to explore Barcelona’s managerial options after Xavi Hernandez declines the position. Who will replace Ernesto Valverde and will Lionel Messi have a say in the teams new manager?

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  • Edwin Marte
    Edwin Marte  2 weeks back

    Should have never been the manager to lead Barca, he gets news players so then can warm up the bench, this guy has no clue on what he was doing thank God his gone

    • WaTDeM Ho3say
      WaTDeM Ho3say  2 weeks back

      Valverde relied on messi’s magic for so much that in important games there was no game plan. It was predictable what Barca was going to do every game just look for Messi and teams already knew that. All they had to do is block the pass going to Messi they didn’t even have to mark him. The team has to work with Messi not for Messi.

      • Roberto Green
        Roberto Green  2 weeks back

        I thought Messi was the boss, and the owner, and pretty much everything else at that club.

        • Eric Bumbera
          Eric Bumbera  2 weeks back

          Am I meant to be able to understand Sid Lowe?

          • M DV
            M DV  2 weeks back

            Stop beleving these stupid ideas. Messi is and has always been a humble guy. He does NOT have anything to do with the board of Barcelona despite what any news source in Spain will tell you. Spain newsarticles are one of the most unreliable in the footbal world. Believe me, I know.

            • Borderfox
              Borderfox  2 weeks back

              Barca fans are the worst, they actually blame Valverde for not winning back to back Champions League. Messi and co got spanked at Anfield cause he's an overated dosser with no workrate

              • Julio Bloemenveld
                Julio Bloemenveld  2 weeks back

                Barcelona fans need to realize switching managers wont solve anything. If you want the team to win again just buy old players back like Neymar. If not stfu and be patient for the newer players to adapt to the barcelona system. The more you keep switching things the more likely you could become the next Manchester United. Creating a stable team takes time. Especially when the best players are close to retiring. Making the next Xavi, Iniesta, or Messi doesn't just happen in a season or two.

                • Julio Bloemenveld
                  Julio Bloemenveld  2 weeks back

                  Next thing you know Messi will be playing and coaching Barcelona at the same time.

                  • Sasuga's Dark Flame
                    Sasuga's Dark Flame  2 weeks back

                    Sid Lowe sounds like audio files that you find in every mystery or horror game.

                    • Ramdani O
                      Ramdani O  2 weeks back

                      Messi in an interview previously this year said one of the things that bothers him the most is when the edia claims he has a hand in choosing coaches players and get into those technical stuff and these fools keep inforcing that idea just because its exciting what a bunch of idiots

                      • Kenn Leandre
                        Kenn Leandre  2 weeks back


                        Gab: CUTTER

                        • Freq Frek
                          Freq Frek  2 weeks back

                          “They travel to cutter”

                          • fitz_muisc
                            fitz_muisc  2 weeks back

                            What kind of shitty audio is this

                            • Santos Lewynn
                              Santos Lewynn  2 weeks back

                              You can't help it. Barcelona is Messi right now. Can anyone imagine what the team would be like without him. It's not like the good old days when Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol were still there. They would be a mid-table team at best in La Liga, never mind UCL.

                              • Teo Burca
                                Teo Burca  2 weeks back

                                After Gurdiola left....Messi and catalunia desident Piquet run the show in FC Barcelona...PSG vs Barcelona4-0....Yuventus vs Barcelona 3-0....Roma vs Barcelona 3-0 and Liverpool vs Piquet 4-0 ! Gurdiola left the club just because of Piquet and Messi...because .....this guys try to be the boss....!

                                • Oeks Lohk
                                  Oeks Lohk  2 weeks back

                                  Naive to still keep bringing this up while he's already admitted multiple times he has no decision or advice on that. He's already stated in the past he always trusts in the boards decisions.

                                  • mike1013
                                    mike1013  2 weeks back

                                    question is Valverde the cause of the defensive issues? or lack of defensive Midfielders? I would say no since for the last season they have wanted to get Neymar back. Instead of spending 250 million plus how about making the defense better.

                                    • Robert Lee
                                      Robert Lee  2 weeks back

                                      Messi hired Quique Setien

                                      • Micah Kiyimba
                                        Micah Kiyimba  2 weeks back

                                        BARCA want to give Messi more UCLs before he retires.

                                        • Samuel G
                                          Samuel G  2 weeks back

                                          Whos herr after valverde sacked

                                          • Maison David
                                            Maison David  2 weeks back

                                            How the board didn't see this coming is baffling

                                            • c france
                                              c france  2 weeks back

                                              Eagles hoodie? Where is gab from?

                                              • y1521t21b5
                                                y1521t21b5  2 weeks back

                                                Naïve to think Messi wasn't a Valverde protector. No other way Valverde survived that long.

                                                • Josh Klainn
                                                  Josh Klainn  2 weeks back

                                                  MESSI HAS NO FUCKING TELLING WHO WILL BE THE NEXT COACH. And plus.... its it. Valvarde is out and Satien is here

                                                  • Feleaga Cristian Valeriu

                                                    Valverde is out guys wp

                                                    • Banana Spiel
                                                      Banana Spiel  2 weeks back

                                                      Let Messi pick the coach.
                                                      Truth is he’s turning 33.
                                                      Iniesta and Xavi are gone.
                                                      Barca is getting old.

                                                      • Slumko Stulo
                                                        Slumko Stulo  2 weeks back

                                                        "out of respect for my mom"😂😂😂

                                                        • paco ramon
                                                          paco ramon  2 weeks back

                                                          QuiQue Setién the exmanager of Las Palmas and Betis

                                                          • Michael St. Hill
                                                            Michael St. Hill  2 weeks back

                                                            Font is not going to stand against Bartamaeo
                                                            because there are term limits at Barca and Bartameo will not be running.
                                                            But as experts in football they would know that, right?

                                                            • eqeeqeq eqeeqeqeq
                                                              eqeeqeq eqeeqeqeq  2 weeks back

                                                              i cba listen to that mumble

                                                              • Shäwñ Såm
                                                                Shäwñ Såm  2 weeks back

                                                                When sid started talking .... "This is nsjjjshjsj so zjnsjsjsj messi jsjjsjsnn then it is jsjsjsbsbjsjs"

                                                                • Kid Boom
                                                                  Kid Boom  2 weeks back

                                                                  “They Travel to Cutter”

                                                                • Th dm Hdhdm
                                                                  Th dm Hdhdm  2 weeks back

                                                                  Pessi sucks

                                                                  • Erik Anders
                                                                    Erik Anders  2 weeks back

                                                                    As good as messi is he shouldn’t have anything to do with who is gonna become Barcelona manager he is a player a great one he is not in the Barca board

                                                                    • ARJUN LM10
                                                                      ARJUN LM10  2 weeks back

                                                                      So u believe everything u hear from this channel😂😂😂

                                                                  • Erik Anders
                                                                    Erik Anders  2 weeks back

                                                                    Where can I watch the full podcast or episode?

                                                                    • OBMagk
                                                                      OBMagk  2 weeks back

                                                                      Someone stop these English speakers from saying “cutter” it’s frying my ears

                                                                    • Kareem C
                                                                      Kareem C  2 weeks back

                                                                      Dude it’s naive to think Messi DOES help pick managers or players. He’s said it before many times. He may affect who the board picks but he doesn’t help

                                                                      • Bradley Jimenez
                                                                        Bradley Jimenez  2 weeks back

                                                                        Kareem C of course he would say that. Do you need him to come out and say: I choose who comes in and out of the club

                                                                    • GodplaysDice
                                                                      GodplaysDice  2 weeks back

                                                                      Quique Sitien is the new coach

                                                                      • galactico ti
                                                                        galactico ti  2 weeks back

                                                                        Messi can't criticize valverde publicly, but he may in private

                                                                        • Hank Storm
                                                                          Hank Storm  2 weeks back

                                                                          Messi does not decide anything. These are lies from the club, he has in his contract he can not speak against the club, coach or management. They can say and ''leak'' anything they want in his name, and so they do.
                                                                          Learn to journalism please.

                                                                          • futy room
                                                                            futy room  2 weeks back

                                                                            Poch? Any chance

                                                                            • tikramdas
                                                                              tikramdas  2 weeks back

                                                                              Big channel like espn is expected to atleast test the audio quality once before making the final post

                                                                              • Hanassolo
                                                                                Hanassolo  2 weeks back

                                                                                These 3 should have their own show airing, much better than extra time

                                                                                • Rhaegar Aragron
                                                                                  Rhaegar Aragron  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Terrible audio quality, can’t make out anything Sid is saying

                                                                                  • Paul Kim
                                                                                    Paul Kim  2 weeks back


                                                                                    • William Perez
                                                                                      William Perez  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Audio is really bad from the phone, can't understand much

                                                                                      • Undoctrinated
                                                                                        Undoctrinated  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Cutter? Cutter? Wait.... Cutter? Erm no. Qatar. Not Cutter.

                                                                                        • Business Africa
                                                                                          Business Africa  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I cannot even comprehend what these guys are saying however experienced they are. How on earth can you say or suggest a player can take part in the appointment of a new manager. That downgrades a team like Barcelona to the level of our local teams in Africa. You people can't you use your time doing homework with your kids. Am actually thinking some of you should just analyze American soccer not European football