Drama at Barça?


By: Manu Tournoux

While Xavi announced his departure from the sidelines at the end of the season, FC Barcelona plans to fire the coach in the event of elimination from the Champions League against Napoli next Tuesday…

Concerning Barça like Real Madrid, there are as many breaking news per day than Spanish media… The Catalan and Madrid newspapers have been going wild for several days over the identity of Xavi’s successor, who announced his departure from the Blaugranas bench at the end of the season. The former midfielder and team captain has been unable to make his team shine for too many months.

According to Ace, Xavi could even walk out the door in the event of elimination from the Champions League against Napoli next Tuesday (9 p.m.). Robert Lewandowski and his teammates host the Partenopei at the Estadi Olimpic in Montjuic three weeks after a 1-1 draw at the Maradona. However, Xavi lost two of his best players to injury last Sunday, Frenkie De Jong and Pedri!

Flick now or De Zerbi this summer?

Will President Joan Laporta turn everything upside down even before the final sprint of the season? It must be said that, in addition to the “Champions”, the reigning Spanish champion is already eight points behind Real, who are alone at the top of La Liga. FC Barcelona could therefore turn now to a new cycle. Therefore, will Xavi’s successor be named in the coming weeks?

If Barça entrusts the reins of its team to Hansi Flick, one of Laporta’s priorities, he will be able to act now, since the German technician is free. But Barça could also wait until the off-season in order to snatch Roberto De Zerbi from Brighton, the Italian strategist being favored by Deco, the sporting director of the Blaugranas. Mikel Arteta and Luis Enrique are also said to be considered, but they are not expected to leave their respective clubs.

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