Laporta has taken his time to decide on the continuity of Ronald
Koeman, other movements have occurred in the club environment in relation to the future coach. Although it is an exclusive decision of the Barça president, given that the team’s coach is a position of the utmost confidence, Laporta has listened to people he appreciates and there have also been other people who have tried to tell him how they see the situation. And although he has one more year of contract in force, Koeman it does not enjoy a quorum regarding its continuity.
The president has heard voices from fellow board members who would prefer a change on the bench. In fact, there is an internal current in the board that advocates definitely betting on Xavi
Hernandez, legendary club player and now coach of the Al-sadd. The one from Terrassa was a benchmark player in the best Barça in history and advocates an offensive style based on possession of the ball. Cruyffista has support from the board of directors and also from people close to the president who, without being on the board, also have weight due to their professional value and their contacts. There are also former players friends of Xavi who bet on him. Of course, for now no one from the club has contacted him.
The president is not very in favor of giving the helm of the first team to Xavi. I would prefer that he go through B to gain experience in technical direction and in the entity, although the Egarense believes that he already has it due to his career in his current team.
Relieve Koeman It implies paying him the year of contract that he has signed (an appreciable amount) and undertaking the expense of signing a new coaching staff. It also penalized Xavi in view of Laporta that he wanted to have control, even with members of his team, in various areas of the club such as youth soccer or medical services, erratic in recent times. In hands of Laporta is already betting on Xavi or leave it for later.
Other names of technicians have been studied. For example, that of Mikel
ArtetaFormer Barça now at Arsenal but trained with Pep Guardiola at City, a real endorsement. Or that of Robert
Martinez, Catalan, successful Belgian coach (he was third in the 2018 World Cup), declared cruyffista and friend of Jordi, Johan’s son. There have also been more names, but the decision is solely and exclusively up to Jo