Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Laporta has work to do for Koeman's succession!

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Posted on 1 November 2021 at 3:30 p.m. by Editorial staff

After dismissing Ronald Koeman, FC Barcelona started looking for a new coach. If the favorite seems to be Xavi for the job, the Catalan club will have to meet several conditions to be able to recruit him. And in case of failure, Joan Laporta would have already planned everything.

Following a new defeat in the league by losing to Rayo Vallecano a few years ago days (1-0), FC Barcelona decided to part ways with Ronald Koeman . In the process, Joan Laporta appointed Sergi Barjuan as interim coach while waiting to find a successor to the Dutch technician. And the favorite for the post seems to be Xavi. A long-time track, the former FC Barcelona player sees his name regularly announced on the Barça side. Nevertheless, the Catalan club will have several conditions to fulfill if they want to secure the services of Xavi . And the Barcelona management would expect to settle the case as soon as possible.

Several conditions to be met to recruit Xavi

According to information from Mundo Deportivo, the leaders of FC Barcelona would like to close the Xavi folderthis week. To do so, Blaugrana decision-makers are reportedly planning a trip to Qatar to discuss the Spanish manager's future. According to some sources familiar with the matter, the Catalan management should decide on the date of the trip on Monday. The start could be either from Kiev, where FC Barcelona will play this Tuesday in the Champions League , or on the return of the Blaugrana team after the match against Dynamo Kiev . The main interested party would like his transfer to be completed by this Thursday as explained by Mundo Deportivo when he could be forced to pay his severance pay to Al-Sadd according to Gerard Romero . Nevertheless, in the event of failure in the file, Joan Laporta would have already planned a plan B.

Joan Laporta has a plan B in the event of failure with Xavi

According to the information of the journalist Alex Silvestre , the president of Barça would have a name in mind if he does not manage to complete the arrival of Xavi for succeed Ronald Koeman . If the discussions between Al-Sadd and the club culé were to take a bad turn concerning the file of the mythical Barcelona midfielder, FC Barcelona could move towards < strong> Marcelo Gallardo . The River Plate coach could be seen as a serious option if he fails with Xavi . It remains to be seen whether the Catalan side will be able to secure the services of the current Al-Sadd technician in the coming days. To be continued.

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