Barcelona keen for Xavi to succeed Koeman

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Barcelona are working hard to convince Xavi to return to the club and replace Ronald Koeman as head coach, 90min has been told.

Joan Laporta and the club’s board of directors have put together a list of replacements who could come in and replace the Dutchman, having already given Koeman a dreaded vote of confidence earlier this month.

Koeman has been unable to steady the ship since then, with draws against Granada and Cadiz followed by another Champions League humbling at Benfica.

90min revealed earlier this month that the board have decided to move on from Koeman, and they have been working hard in the background to bring in his successor.

Catalonian sources have now confirmed that a number of people connected to Barça are attempting to convince Xavi to ‘come home’. The legendary Spaniard, who patrolled the club’s midfield for the best part of two decades, is currently in Qatar with Al-Sadd, whom he finished his playing career with in 2019 before taking over as manager.

By 90min