The biggest team in Catalonia has run out of patience with coach Ernesto Valverde. They are trying to quickly find a replacement for him. Last weekend, Barcelona sent a number of senior figures to meet former midfielder Xavi, with the purpose of bringing this legend to Spain to lead the Blaugrana. However, the efforts of the Board of Directors of the Camp Nou Stadium were rejected by Xavi shortly thereafter.
Without the services of Xavi, chairman Bartomeu and his colleagues immediately looked for other options. According to RAC1 news agency, BLD Barca quickly locked candidates for the position of head coach. it was the Tottenham Hotspurs ruling last season, Mauricio Roberto Pochettino.
Pochettino helped Tottenham reach the Champions League final in 2018/19, before being defeated by a too strong Liverpool. With the philosophy of beautiful attacking football, the Argentine strategist promises to be a choice that will satisfy both BLD and NHM of Barcelona.
However, this deal has a big problem, which is that Pochettino is a former Espanyol player – rival of the city of Barcelona. The 47-year-old military leader also said he would never lead Barcelona because of respect for his former team.
But these were long-standing statements, now Pochettino is unemployed and desperately wants a new job. On the other hand, leading Barcelona is always a great honor for every coach. So, if given the preferential treatment as well as reasonable planning, the BLD Barcelona can completely be confident to get the signature of this talented military leader.
However, contrary to the enthusiasm from the old team, Xavi was very afraid of that opportunity. His dream is to lead Barcelona someday. But now he is happy with his job in Qatar. He would focus all his efforts on it.
They need to make a quick decision, because this is a very sensitive time of the season.