Rafa Márquez, the current coach of Barcelona B, has expressed his interest in becoming Xavi Hernández’s successor on the FC Barcelona bench for the upcoming season. With Xavi’s departure looming, Márquez’s name has emerged as a strong contender to lead the main team.
Márquez, who already embodies the qualities of a true club man, has shown promising results with Barcelona B. Notably, their recent victory against Fuenlabrada has further solidified his aspirations to coach the first team in the future, as reported by Relevo.
Despite being in only his second season as a coach, Márquez remains open to the possibility and is thrilled at the prospect of leading Barcelona. Currently, the club’s focus is on finishing the season with Xavi, aiming to compete for LaLiga EA Sports and the unlikely chance of winning the Champions League.
As a former Barcelona player, Rafa Márquez maintains a close relationship with the club’s leaders and is regarded as a trusted figure at Can Barça. Although he may lack extensive experience on the bench, his coaching stint with Real Alcalá’s Cadete A team and his current position at the helm of the Blaugrana reserve team showcase his potential.