As Barcelona has already prepared a farewell letter to Ronald Koeman, there is a lot of speculation about who could succeed him on the bench of the team from Catalonia. At the moment, Xavi is mostly mentioned for that position.
Both big lists from Catalonia, Mundo Deportivo and Sport, report that Xavi has arrived in the city on vacation and that he will use the chance to negotiate with his former club. Immediately upon arrival at the airport, Xavi was flooded with numerous cameras and journalist teams.
"I really don't know anything, I came on vacation. I don't know anything," Xavi repeated. The current coach of Al Sadd, with whom he won the league and the Qatar Cup, has won six titles with the team from Doha since he sat on the bench in 2019.
And he is of the names of the president Joan Laporta as a Koeman's successor.
Laporta and Xavi
Mundo Deportivo writes that Laporta and Xavi are in good relations. Sport adds that Xavi will talk with the people from the club in the coming days, despite the fact that he extended his contract with Al Sadd until 2023, and they mention the "Barcelona clause" according to which he could leave the current club for 0 euros if Barcelona offers him better conditions.
Sport adds that the story of Barcelona and Xavi will not be of a purely economic nature, but it will be the conditions so Barcelona could help the former captain. Xavi has a clear plan to redesign the first team. On the other hand, it should be said that the journalists of Cadena SER write that Xavi is not, nor was he, an option for Barcelona, that is: he is not Laporta's wish.
And that Xavi is not convinced that he would like to take over the Barcelona bench. We will see first whether Barcelona will part ways with Koeman in the coming weeks, and then whether Xavi will be the first option in that case.
His eventual arrival on the bench would be a special event, having in mind how much he contributed to Barcelona as a football player, and maybe he would be in the role of coach to Lionel Messi (if he is at the club then), which would be especially interesting to see.
We remember what a tandem they were on the field in the golden era of Barcelona… It is certain that Xavi would bring big changes