Xavi Barcelona New Coach
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Barcelona is having its worst time in history. They were the most enlightening club on La Liga and all in the whole Champions League. But after losing so many players and being in the terrible situation of financial condition, it breaks them. They are trying to find a way out of it but “how” is the big question. And the last match of Barcelona against Rayo made things even more complex.

And then the club management decided to let go of the current head coach Ronald Koeman. The club needs a new coach, a new leader to follow. Even though pulling up the Barca will be a very very hard thing to do. But someone will have to go for it.

And clubs community’s best choice is Xavi Hernandez. Xavi is a very intellectual player. He had a great time in Barcelona too. He proved himself one of the best midfielders of all time. But his coaching technique is still questionable.

Why is that? Well, Xavi hasn’t dealt with any big club yet. After closing his professional career as a footballer he takes the job of coaching Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd. His team is doing well though. But you can’t compare the complexity and pressure of Barca with Al Sadd. So, it will be really hard for Xavi to succeed with Barca and it will be his biggest test as a manager too.

Before the talk with Xavi went viral, there was a rumor going on that Roberto Martinez the boss of Belgium could get the honorable place in Barca. Martinez was a good candidate too for the post. His outcome with Belgium is surely more attractive than Xavi. But for some reason, the deal between Martinez and Barca didn’t go on. Plus, Xavi was their first choice and they wanted to go for it.

Is Xavi will the next coach of Barca or not was a question after Koeman got fired. Nothing is officially set yet too. But a few hours ago, popular sports website The Guardian said Xavi accept the offer of Barca and he will come to teach football at Camp Nou.

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Though Xavi will not act as a head coach in the next three matches. He will join the club after the international break. In the meantime, Sergi Barjuán the head coach Barcelona B team will operate the Barca.

Koeman conflict with Barca’s president and failing:

Koeman was appointed for the post by the format Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu. He replace Quique Setien after Barca lost by 8-2 against Bayern Munich. He worked as the lead coach of Barca for 13 months and enjoyed some early winning.

In the summer Joan Laporta president of Barca wanted to fire Koeman. But then they didn’t get a good replacement and stayed with Koeman. The action of Laporta disappoints Koeman very much and they didn’t have a normal relationship since then.

About firing Koeman, the club quoted, “FC Barcelona have relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first-team coach. The president of the club, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano.”

“Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva. FC Barcelona wishes to thank him for his service to the club and wishes him all the best in his professional career.”

A few hours before getting fired from the club, Koeman was asked about his future in the Barca. And Koeman said that he didn’t know anything. Koeman came to Barca after leaving the Netherlands. He had to pay compensation from his own pocket to the Dutch Football Association. Koeman said, working with Barca is the dream job for him.


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