Barcelona holds Xavi talks after Koeman exit – Soccer Sports

Barcelona President Joan Laporta will meet with Xavi Hernandez on Thursday about Camp Nou’s managerial vacancies after Ronald Koeman’s dismissal, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Koeman was fired after a 1-0 defeat on Wednesday NS Rayo VallecanoAfter losing three times in the last four league games, he left Barca in ninth place in the league.

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Al Sadd’s Xavi coach, who has played 767 times in Barca, quickly emerged as the first alternative to the Dutch, and Laporta wants to know what his demands will be.

Sources told ESPN that the discussion focused on what Xavi wanted with coaching staff regarding future transfers, and personal conditions did not seem to be an issue.

Meanwhile, Barca appoints a provisional coach for Saturday’s match Arabes.. Team B boss Sergi Balfan, Academy Director Albert Capellas, and Fitness Coach Albert Roca are all considering this role.

The training session on Thursday was moved from morning to afternoon to give the club time to make decisions.

41-year-old Xavi has always made it clear that returning to Barca as a coach is his dream.He left the club for the Qatar side in 2015 Al SaddHe spent four years as a player before being appointed coach in 2019.

After taking over, he led Al Sadd to seven trophies, including one league title. They have won 7 out of 7 in the Qatar Stars League this season and are undefeated in 34 games dating back to the previous campaign.

He was previously targeted by former President Josep Maria Bartomeu in 2020, when Ernesto Valverde was dismissed. However, I refused because the timing was bad.

When Quique Setién was fired later that same year, he was running for work again, but Bartomeu chose Koeman.

– Soccer Sports

Barcelona holds Xavi talks after Koeman exit Barcelona holds Xavi talks after Koeman exit

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