With Xavi set to join Barcelona, his “dream” signing revealed
Koeman fired with Xavi lined up
Following a disappointing 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano, Barcelona and their hierarchy decided to part ways with Ronald Koeman after 14 months in charge.
FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first team coach
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 27, 2021
A Radamel Falcao strike proved the final nail in Koeman’s coffin, and speculation ensued about the next permanent manager of FC Barcelona. Firstly, however, they announced that former player Sergi Barjuan would take caretaker charge for the time being.
LATEST NEWS | Sergi Barjuan, new interim manager of FC Barcelona
More info: https://t.co/XhkvtE1q9L pic.twitter.com/IV77rw7vXP
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 28, 2021
Beyond this, however, the majority of news outlets now report that Xavi, sometime in the near future, will be announced as the next permanent manager of Barca, following a glittering career as a player with the Blaugrana.
Barcelona are already preparing paperworks and contracts to appoint Xavi Hernández as new manager once deal-termination process with Al Sadd will be completed. 📑🤝 #FCB #FCBlive
After manager issue resolved, board focus will be on Dembélé, Gavi and Araújo new contracts. #Barça
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 29, 2021
Of course, a new manager will ask for new signings to put his own stamp on the side.
Xavi’s dream signing revealed
Now, as per Spanish outlet Sport.es, Xavi’s dream signing is none other than Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman. The Frenchman has 2 years to left on his current contract, and, as per the report, has thus far refused to sign a new deal in Bavaria.
Kingsley Coman is Xavi’s dream signing. The player still refuses to renew with Bayern, and his contract expires in 2023.
— @sport pic.twitter.com/Mohf9mgLeV
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 29, 2021
Coman has represented Bayern Munich over 200 times since his move from Juventus in 2017, but could well be seeking pastures new, and should Barcelona come calling, he could find it hard to say no.