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Barcelona president backs Setién, sees Xavi as future coach


Barcelona’s membership president has not misplaced religion in coach Quique Setién, whereas leaving the door open for Xavi Hernández as a future coach.

Josep Bartomeu informed Spanish sports activities each day Sport in an interview on Saturday that “at no moment did we think about a coaching change” regardless of Barcelona’s poor end to the Spanish league season.

Setién changed Ernesto Valverde in January and Barcelona was prime when the league was halted in March as a result of coronavirus pandemic. But his workforce stumbled as soon as the competitors resumed, and Real Madrid gained its first title in three years.”When we employed him, we informed him it was a mission for this season and the following,” Bartomeu stated.”

Judging a coach based mostly on a number of months, in the course of a pandemic, is troublesome. Like (Barcelona midfielder) Arturo Vidal stated, he and the gamers have had little time to know one another and work collectively.”Barcelona hosts Napoli subsequent weekend after Lionel Messi’s workforce drew 1-1 within the first leg of the last-16 Champions League match at Napoli.

Bartomeu confirmed that the membership had earlier approached Xavi within the winter about taking Valverde’s place.

“Xavi will coach Barca one day,” Bartomeu stated.


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