Xavi Hernandez not yet ready to be Barcelona coach says Joan Laporta

Al-Sadd Head Coach Xavier Hernandez. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)
Al-Sadd Head Coach Xavier Hernandez. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images) /

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has recently stated in an interview that Ronald Koeman is doing a fantastic job as the current coach of the Blaugrana and that he will still keep the Dutchman as his main coach if he is appointed as president in the coming month of March when the election will take place. Multiple sources have hinted for former Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez to make a return to the Nou Camp to be the head coach but Joan Laporta in his recent interview with RAC1 has stated that he feels as if the former number 6 is not ready yet.

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Xavi Hernandez has been doing an absolutely top-notch job with Qatar football club Al Sadd so far. His job with the Qatar club has made the European football community take notice of his performances. The club legend has basically been trying to implement the “tiki-taka” football style of Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola in his side, Al Sadd. The plan looks to be working as the Qatar football club has been playing some absolutely attractive possession-based attacking football. It’s something extremely brand new in the country.

Joan Laporta who was a key member of the Barcelona board from 2003 to 2010 feels that Xavi Hernandez is not ready as of now. Koeman is currently sitting at 2nd place in La Liga which is brilliant considering the way Barca started the season. However, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are ten points clear at the top of the table with games in hand.

The Blaugranas have not had the best season but with all the injury problems, financial problems, and the number of offloaded players, Ronald Koeman looks to have finally brought on some stability in reference to the performances on the pitch. He’s done a decent job so far after an extremely uncomfortable start with the resources at his disposal.

As of now, it does not look like Xavi Hernandez will be making a return to the Nou Camp anytime soon. However, the football he’s been making his team play as a coach is something to look out for. It fits the Barcelona style and institution. A potential spot for the Barcelona legend in the future is surely something the Catalan hierarchy will consider if things do not go the way of the former Everton manager.

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