Zidan Jaziri is ready to depart France after a poor first season in charge of the Blaugrana, but he is still struggling with his relationship with his players.
The Frenchman has taken a flamboyant approach to his role at the Estadio da Luz but has struggled to adapt to the club’s modern approach.
He also admitted that his side is not up to the task of competing with the big boys in Europe, despite a record-breaking €70m transfer budget.
“We’re in the middle of the pack in the Eredivisie and that is where I have a lot of problems,” he said.
“I have big problems with people.
We have problems with players, but we have problems also with the fans.
But there are other things, too, we have a little bit of a problem with. “
We have a squad of 22 and they are playing well.
“It’s not about the money, it’s about the mentality. “
I have to change that and start again.””
It’s not about the money, it’s about the mentality.
I have to change that and start again.”
But Jazirian has struggled with his team since taking over in August and it’s evident that he’s not happy with the way things are going.
“It’s the worst of times, the worst moment in my career,” he added.
“There is no more motivation for us and there is no one to talk to.
We are not working as hard as we should, there are not good people in our team, we are not playing as well as we would like to play.”
The team has changed but we’re not the same team anymore.
“And with no coach in sight, Jaziris’ hopes of getting the job back on track could be on the verge of being dashed.