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Barcelona legend Xavi back in the running as Koeman’s replacement

The international break has not provided a respite for FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman, who still has speculations about his future swirling all around him. Even as club president Joan Laporta confirms that he wants to give Koeman more time to turn things around, many are convinced that a sacking is inevitable. Furthermore, Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez is once again being touted as the potential replacement.

According to reports from various Spanish media outlets, Barcelona is back in touch with Xavi to discuss the possibility of a move. The World Cup winning former player is currently managing Al Sadd SC, and has taken his team to the top of the table at the Qatar Stars League.

As such, while Xavi still has very close ties with Barcelona and has always been expected to return at some point, now is not the best time for him. He has a stable job with a strong club, and he is well on his way to becoming a legendary manager in the Middle East.