Xavi will soon become Barcelona’s new manager.
But now, in this time of crisis, the time has come for the confidence of club president Joan Laporta, in contrast to what he did when he promoted Pep Guardiola, captain of Barcelona B, 13 years ago.
The difference this time is that, despite the respect, admiration, and trust in Guardiola, he doesn’t have the same feelings towards the man from Terrassa, less than an hour’s drive from Barcelona. But it hasn’t.
To date, Xavi, who currently plays for Al Sadd in Qatar, and Laporta have not spoken to each other. But in football as in life, what matters is where the devils drive, and recently, they have built their communication, despite intermediaries, approaching all accounts.
Laporta called Xavi on Wednesday night. Work done.
He would certainly not have the same authority over Laporta in office if Victor Font were elected president – Xavi would create a new football system at the club itself which he would lead if Cló wins.
But of course, he wants to join his team and we hope to tick other boxes besides just teachers.
The problem is that Ronald Koeman lived that long before he was sacked on Wednesday, which could be because Laporta is so attached to not selling and the idea that Xavi will take as long as he can.
Eight months ago, he told reporters that Xavi was not ready to take the job as head coach of Barcelona, perhaps not only because of football but also because Xavi wore a hat in Font during the presidential election but also he was not sick due to Covid-19.
It should be noted that some of his advisers may have warned him that He was not ready to accept the position as he has won the title in Qatar – where he has coached Al Sadd since 2019 – six million of what it took to sign. club. like Barcelona, sports news or not.
He and his coaching staff have always been different.
I met Xavi in the summer and the implication was his decision to become Barcelona manager.