Conte and Pirlo alternatives for Barcelona?

Reports in Spain claim Antonio Conte and Andrea Pirlo are both on Barcelona’s shortlist to replace Ronald Koeman after the 1-1 draw with Granada on Monday.

Barcelona have started the season with eight points in four La Liga games but RAC1 reports Koeman will be in place for the mid-week clash with Cadiz on Thursday.

But reports in Spain claim the Dutchman is under growing pressure and Blaugrana legend Xavi has been linked with the job at his former club.

The Spanish papers claim former Juventus coach Pirlo and previous Inter tactician Conte are also on the list of possible alternatives, as Mundo Deportivo reveals Barcelona are not looking for a temporary solution, should the club decide to sack Koeman.

Barcelona are reportedly studying a possible long-term appointment to ‘direct the sporting project’.

Pirlo was sacked by Juventus after winning the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia last term, while Conte left Inter after winning the Scudetto in 2020-21 and reaching the Europa League Final in 2019-20.