Real Madrid picked up their first of three possible trophies last night following an entertaining 2-1 victory over El Clasico rivals Barcelona in the final of the Copa Del Rey.
The result tops of a disastrous week for Barcelona and their boss Gerardo Martino, as losses to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and Granada in La Liga and now the Copa Del Rey final have all but ended their season on the trophy front.
Argentine boss Gerardo Martino has spoken in the past of the difficulties and strains managing the Catalan club, and after one of their worst weeks this side of the millennium, many believe that the former Newell’s Old Boys boss and Barcelona will depart ways in the summer.
The Spanish press Diario Sport quoted Martino as almost saying his goodbyes before the match.
He said: “Win or lose, my analysis of the season won’t ever be positive.”
Should Gerardo Martino depart Barcelona this summer, Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is a frontrunner to take over the Nou Camp hot-seat.
The German coach has been phenomenal for Dortmund since taking over, driving the team forward to challenge on all fronts despite the limited finances and the power of Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.
With Jurgen Klopp looked upon as the man who holds it all together, his departure could soon be followed by Manchester United linked attacking midfielder Marco Reus. And with Barcelona's transfer ban, he wouldn't be able to take him with him.
The 24-year-old star player is enduring a fantastic campaign, scoring 14 goals and assisting a further ten in just 22 Bundesliga starts.
Manchester United’s interest in the €40m rated star has been splashed across the papers over the past few months, with former teammate Mario Gotze also adding to the story by claiming Marco Reus wants a move to Old Trafford.
In what promises to be an exciting transfer saga this summer, Manchester United’s chances of grabbing Reus will receive a significant boost should boss Jurgen Klopp depart the Westfalenstadion for Barcelona.