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Barcelona announce interim manager with Xavi expected to follow

Barcelona announce interim manager with Xavi expected to follow

Barcelona announce interim coach

Last night, the widely expected news that Ronald Koeman was forthcoming.

The Dutchman had overseen a poor start to the campaign, leaving the club in ninth place in La Liga following their most recent 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

It was not much better in Europe either, with just one win from their opening three group games, and a goal difference of -5. Clearly, the time had come some time ago to replace him, but perhaps for financial reasons, it took until yesterday’s defeat to ultimately pull the trigger.

Hours later, the club have announced that Sergi Barjuan, the head coach of Barcelona B, would be taking charge on an interim basis. The Spaniard has been with Barcelona for just three months, and has taken charge of 5 Barca B games, suggesting that he will not be in charge for too long.

And, as per all major outlets, there is one man in the frame currently for the role.

Xavi set to take the hotseat

That man is none other than former Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez, who currently manages Al-Sadd in the Qatari League. One of the greatest midfielders of his generation, Xavi appeared 767 times for the Catalan club, where he spent 20 years of his career.

He renewed his contract with Al-Sadd earlier in the year, but allegedly has a release clause should Barca come calling. And they have. As per Ben Jacobs, this will not sour the relationship between the Qatar outfit and Xavi, who had been agreement that should the opportunity arise, he could depart.

Will he be more successful than his predecessor?

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Aminat Aigbe

Aminat Aigbe is the first lady of afronaija and a very good blogger ( Original Mrs AfroNaija )

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