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While it was reported that Joan Laporta was not in favor of appointing Xavi as coach right now, that is said to be changing.
Time to Ronald Koeman on the bench of FC Barcelona seems to be counted. The Dutch coach has indeed been under fire from criticism for a few days because of the apathetic trip displayed by his team who achieved a new underperformance on the lawn of Cádiz CF this Thursday evening (0-0). What is more, the relationship between the former coach of the Netherlands and the board of Barça would be broken to the extent that the two sides entered a media war. In this context, the FC Barcelona would like to stop this sad spectacle by sacking Ronald Koeman. And to replace it, the name of Xavi has obviously been put forward as one of the possible options.
Joan Laporta no longer has blockages for Xavi!
Only here, until then, it has always been announced that Joan Laporta didn’t want to bring him back to Barça now, especially so as not to grill it in this delicate context. But that could now be history! Indeed, a radical turning point would have intervened in the reflection of Joan Laporta in the last few hours about the one currently occupying the benchAl-Sadd. And for good reason, relying on well-informed sources, Sports world announces this Friday that the blocking of the president of the FC Barcelona with regard to Xavi no longer exists and that, as a result, the former Barcelona midfielder has become a big option to take over from Ronald Koeman. The Spanish daily explains that something has moved in this direction, possibly thanks to the fact that many internally say to Joan Laporta that Xavi is the perfect replacement for the Dutchman.
It remains to be seen whether the FC Barcelona will tackle the issue in a concrete way over the next few days or hours. If this happens, it will now have to be dislodged fromAl-Sadd, and this while the clause Barça which was present in his contract no longer exists since his last extension. Instead, according to information disclosed by AS this Thursday, Xavi would have a release clause, the amount of which would not be very high. This clause would also be reserved for Blaugrana, in the sense that only they can use it. Another club should therefore negotiate with the Qatar club. the FC Barcelona will not have this problem, but now remains to be seen if Xavi will be open to the idea of returning now to his long-standing team. As for the entourage of the Spanish technician, he believes that relations with Al-Sadd are good enough for the club not to hamper their eventual return to Catalonia. To be continued …