Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Koeman, Xavi … Another XXL solution envisaged by Laporta?

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Posted on October 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. by AD

To compensate for the departure of Ronald Koeman, Joan Laporta would have made Xavi his top priority. In the event of failure on this file, the president of FC Barcelona could bet on Andrea Pirlo.

The loss to Rayo Vallecano was the straw that broke the camel's back for Ronald Koeman. Indeed, Joan Laporta decided to part ways with his Dutch coach after the match and officially announced it on the FC Barcelona website. To ensure the succession of Ronald Koeman, the president of Barça would have already chosen his favorite. According to the Spanish press, Xavi would be the top priority of Joan Laporta for the post- Koeman . And in the event of failure with the former captain of Barça, the Catalan boss would have several names in mind. On the one hand, according to RAC 1 and Marca, Joan Laporta would think of Marcelo Gallardo. On the other hand, the president of FC Barcelona would think to Andrea Pirlo.

Andrea Pirlo, a simple plan B after Xavi for Barça?

According to the indiscretions of, Joan Laporta would be a fan of Andrea Pirlo. Indeed, the president of FC Barcelona would have appreciated the Italian as a player and today believe that his coach profile would marry well with the Blaugrana club. However, Joan Laporta would be held back by Andrea Pirlo 's poor top level experience in management. As a reminder, the 42-year-old technician was less than a year at the head of the first team of Juventus. Thus, Joan Laporta would never have contacted Andrea Pirlo for the succession of Ronald Koeman, and would see in him only an alternative to Xavi. The boss of Barça could therefore pounce on the 2006 world champion in case of failure with the coach of Al-Sadd . To be continued …

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