Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi is already unanimous for the succession of Koeman!

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Posted on October 29, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. by Amadou Diawara

To compensate for the departure of Ronald Koeman, Joan Laporta would have made Xavi his top priority to take over the reins of FC Barcelona. While he has not yet returned to Catalonia, the former Barça captain is already unanimous. In addition to Joan Laporta, Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Joan Gaspart fully validate the choice Xavi for the succession of Ronald Koeman.

After the umpteenth defeat of Barça in the league – against Rayo Vallecano this Wednesday evening – Joan Laporta decided oust Ronald Koeman. To fill the void left by the Dutch technician, the president of FC Barcelona would like to bet on Xavi as a priority. Asked about the possibility of seeing the former Catalan captain on the Blaugrana bench, Joan Laporta dropped all his truths at a press conference this Friday. “We are working to bring in a trainer. I'm not going to say anything about the options we have. It wouldn't be professional. I don't want to harm anything. (…) As a coach, I think Xavi is in a process of growth and I have very good feedback from people who know him more closely. We've been talking to each other often for the past two months, we have a friendly relationship, I know his opinion of the team. (…) I always said that Xavi would one day coach Barca. This is a priority goal in his life. I accustomed myself to the people around me who are following his progress to see if he is the right trainer. Xavi is a person who lives for football, he is from Barça. We will see how it will evolve. My conversations with Xavi? They are private, it's between friends, “said Joan Laporta. In addition to the current president of Barça, Pep Guardiola also welcomes the idea of ​​seeing Xavi settle on the Blaugrana bench.

“I have no doubt, Xavi is ready to coach Barça”

Present at a press conference this Friday afternoon, Pep Guardiola made it clear that Xavi was the right man for Barça. “I don't know what's going to happen. They have an interim coach and I wish him luck, he's a good friend. I have no doubts, Xavi is ready to coach Barca. He knows the environment of the club, which is very important, he knows the game and he is passionate. He has more experience than me when I arrived on the bench for the first team. Xavi is very good and I wish him the best if he becomes Barca's next coach. I hope that the team can gradually return to where it was, ”said the coach of Manchester City, before being supported by Carlo Ancelotti.

“I always said that Xavi would one day coach Barça”

“Would you like to see Xavi on the Barça bench?” I know him very well as a player, I wish him the best as a coach ”, confided Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of Real Madrid , in conference of hurry. And to drive the point home a little more, Joan Gaspart also validated 100% the choice Xavi for the succession of Ronald Koeman. “The return of Xavi to Barça? (Barça) will win the Champions League, La Liga, because there are still many games left in the league, and the Cup, because it has not yet started. Although we could be wrong, without optimism we are very unhappy. I have seen more difficult things in football. Given the results, was it premature for Guardiola, who had only coached the reserve team, to coach Barça? What about Luis Enrique? Why wouldn't that work? Everyone thought they were inexperienced and then the results came. I wish him all the luck in the world, because his luck is that of all Barça supporters. He has shown for many years that becoming a FC Barcelona coach was one of his ambitions, ”said the former president of FC Barcelona during an interview with El Confidencial.

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