Xavi Hernandez , a Former Barcelona legend and member of the ‘s tiki-taka generation, is set to replace sacked coach, Ronald Koeman, ahead of former former French and Arsenal striker, Xavi Hernandez LastestNGnews reports.
Ronald Koeman was handed a sack letter last night following team’s poor performance and lack of form, summed up his loss to the el-classico with a shocking 1-0 defeat in the hands of Rayo Vallecano.
Xavi’s replacement as the new head coach at Barca was hinted by a Foremost football transfer journalist, Fabrizio Romano, who said;
“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. 🔴 #FCB “Laporta will announce Xavi to the team today, acc to @tjuanmarti.”
Xavi who had been touted to someday sit in Barcelona’s dugout as head coach has an uphill task of rallying the team together and challenging for at least a fourth place finish that will guarantee Champions League football next season.
Xavi Hernandez and Thierry Henry both palyed for the Spanish sides and made good records. Henry scored 49 times in three seasons for Barca in his playing days. He won the LaLiga title as well as the 2009 Champions League title.
Xavi Hernandez, 41, has coaching experience with Al Sadd Sports Club in Qatar. As a player, he won eight la liga titles and four Champions League titles with Barca, as well as the 2010 world cup in South Africa.
As at the time of this publication, Sergi Barjuan, a former Barcelona defender will be in charge of the Més que un club.