It’s an Open Secret, Quentin Setien has been on an ejection seat for many months and his strained relations with the players do not seem to be playing in his favor.
A situation that could push the management of Barcelona to make a major change in its formation. Often announced close to his former club, Xavi would be the number one choice of the Blaugrana to take up the torch.
According to the Spanish press, FCB president Josep Bartomeu is seriously considering appointing one of the club’s most beloved figures, his former midfielder Xavi to take over the management of the club at the end of the 2019-2020 season, in order to restore the era of team success.
Xavi, the midfielder who has contributed to the club’s success over the past two decades, would be considered a return to “Barca’s DNA”.
Indeed, the club hierarchy would like to return to its football roots. Currently head of Al-Sadd club in Qatar, the Spaniard had previously refused to coach Bartomeu, saying he was not yet ready.
However, it looks like things have changed since then and the former glory of the FCB is now up to the challenge.
Xavi left Barcelona in the 2015-16 season after 767 appearances for his childhood club to head for coaching. The latter took his first steps in management with Al-Sadd in 2019 but according to Mundo Deportivo, he accepted a salary of 6 million euros to return to Spanish football.
Several other contenders have been linked to the club, including former player Ronald Koeman, the boss of Belgium, and Roberto Martinez.