The Spaniards continued presence lies in the balance. Ominously for Rafa fans, he tied it to the club's financial situation. Retaining his services depends on whether the club can restructure its debt, find new investors, and get rid of the American owners.
Otherwise Juventus could land its man. My feeling is he is ready to leave. Rafa is the sort of manager who has engendered two camps.
One camp sees him as a victim of a cash squeeze who has done his best with the available players and squeezed out every ounce of contribution towards such worthy achievements as the CL. The other sees a man with a track record of profligacy, amongst the occasional jewel is the muddied silt of many monumental busts. The Andrea Dossena's abound.
There have been only circumlocutions towards ending a 19 year domestic title drought. Certainly nothing in the future suggests a reconciliation between these two opposing views.