LIGA - FC Barcelona, All signs on Xavi Hernandez
FC Barcelona is still struggling in the new season. A 3-0 defeat against FC Bayern was followed by a tired 1: 1 against FC Granada and 0-0 against FC Cadiz. For trainer Ronald Koeman, the air at Camp Nou is getting thinner and thinner.
Spanish media have been counting the Dutchman for some time, and a public request for patience from the 58-year-old did not change that. If Barca meet Levante UD tomorrow, Koeman will only be able to save his team by a huge increase in performance.
Because according to the 'Mundo Deportivo', the search for a successor is already in full swing. According to a report in the Catalan sports newspaper, the Barca officials have increasingly committed to Xavi Hernandez as the new coach. Club president Joan Laporta, who rejected the 41-year-old last year, has now also put down his concerns.
Xavi is currently still under contract with Al-Sadd SC in Qatar, but the club wouldn’t put any obstacles in the way of the Barça icon if their club, which is close to their hearts, got serious. The 'Mundo Deportivo' speculates that this could happen at the beginning of next week.