Xavi Hernández has made a surprising announcement that he will not continue as Barcelona coach after June 30. This decision comes after the team’s disappointing 3-5 defeat against Villarreal, which deeply affected Xavi despite the support from the board.
This setback adds to Barcelona’s recent string of failures, including a humiliating defeat against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final and elimination from the Copa del Rey by Athletic Club. These unfavorable results seem to have influenced Xavi’s choice to step down as the leader of the Blaugrana team at the end of the current season.
While the news of Xavi’s departure shocks the football world, Barcelona president Joan Laporta already has a potential successor in mind. He is considering Jurgen Klopp, the highly regarded German coach who has confirmed his departure from Liverpool for the upcoming season. Despite Klopp’s initial desire to take a year off, Laporta remains hopeful of persuading him to accept the challenge of leading Barcelona.
If Klopp were to arrive in Catalonia, it would bring about a significant change for the club known for its dynamic and successful style of play. Laporta aims to rejuvenate the team and convince the German tactician to take charge, ultimately returning Barcelona to the pinnacle of Spanish and international football. The uncertainty surrounding the future of the culé bench adds excitement to a season that promises to be filled with transformative changes for one of the most iconic clubs in the world.