Struggling La Liga giants Barcelona are set to confirm the club’s interim coach following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman.
Koeman was sent packing following the club’s 1-0 loss against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night crushing their hopes for a title chase this season. The news was confirmed by Barcelona President Joan Laporta.
Following the news, negotiations began with Xavi on how he can leave Al Sadd and join them as the new manager. Negotiations included resolving any issues with Al Sadd with the former midfielder confirming interest in the job.
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“There’s no announcement in place yet for Koeman replacement at Barcelona. It’s gonna take a few hours while negotiations are ongoing for Xavi to leave Al Sadd & become the new manager.
Barcelona board started contacts with Xavi weeks ago. Talks will continue today to check the situation with Al-Sadd and resolve issues. Announcement not imminent yet – process just started. Xavi wants Barça job. Sergi Barjuan option if FCB will need an ‘interim’ coach.
Barcelona will announce new interim coach. Then it’s gonna be Xavi. He has accepted Barça project after talking with president Laporta days ago. Still waiting contract termination process with Al-Sadd.” Said Fabrizio Romano