Andres Iniesta has claimed that former Barcelona midfield teammate Xavi is already preparing to take charge of the Catalan giants.
Barca are a disillusioned club. After the disastrous summer, Ronald Koeman has not been able to stabilize the ship.
The Spanish giants appear to have little chance of challenging La Liga this term, which will see Koeman fall below what is ordinarily considered the minimum.
Koeman is under increasing pressure and Joan Laporta could be pulling the plug on his tenure anytime.
Who would be Laporta’s first-choice to succeed Koeman remains to be seen, but Andres Iniesta has been discussing a man who undoubtedly WILL be considered – Xavi.
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Iniesta is quoted by SPORT saying:
“If you ask me if I imagine Xavi on the Barca bench.”
“Above all because he’s been preparing and training to coach Barca. He has the confidence to take on this challenge.”
All of Xavi’s superb work with Al Sadd has been in preparation for eventually taking charge at the Nou Camp.
Whether he feels ready to step in this early in his managerial career, and with the season already underway, is something that only he could tell you…