Barcelona to appoint legendary midfielder Xavi to replace Ronald Koeman as manager following the Dutchman’s sacking on Wednesday night.
The relief of the Former Holland, Everton and Southampton boss Koeman was on Wednesday night after Barcelona suffered a 1-0 defeat at Rayo Vallecano that leaves them ninth in the Spanish top division.
“FC Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as first team coach,”
“The president of the club, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano.
“Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva.
“FC Barcelona wishes to thank him for his service to the Club and wishes him all the best in his professional career.” the club said.
However, The result leaves Barca six points down on the top four including fierce rivals Real Madrid.
The club is now in talks with their former midfield star Xavi to become the new boss.
Also, Xavi is currently in charge of Qatari side Al-Sadd, who he has managed for two years and joined as a player
in 2015 after leaving Barca. The 41-year-old came through the Barcelona academy between 1998 and 2015,
playing 767 times for the club.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Xavi is keen on a Nou Camp return and negotiations over
his Nou Camp homecoming with him started weeks ago and are set to continue today, including talks with Al-Sadd.
By Taiyelolu A