Ronald Koeman is currently relatively comfortable at Barcelona, despite all the drama which has happened around the club since he took over at the Camp Nou.
Joan Laporta, the club’s new president, didn’t align himself to a specific managerial target and has given the impression that Koeman will be allowed a good chance to succeed in his role.
Should things not go well then it’s inevitable that rumours will start again. At that time, it’s also inevitable that Xavi Hernandez will be linked.
Thursday’s edition of Sport reports Xavi is on the verge of renewing his deal as manager of Al-Sadd. He’s been with the Qatari club for six years, starting first as a player and then moving into his role as manager and gaining experience in that regard.
The Catalan newspaper say everyone knows that, sooner or later, Xavi will be in charge at Barcelona, and the clause means he’d move back to Spain ‘without any financial compensation’ even if it means breaking his contract at Al-Sadd.