Barcelona president backs Setién, sees Xavi as future coach – football

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 every day Sport in an interview on Saturday that “at no second did we take into consideration a training change” regardless of Barcelona’s poor end to the Spanish league season.

Setién changed Ernesto Valverde in January and Barcelona was high when the league was halted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. However his workforce stumbled as soon as the competitors resumed, and Actual Madrid gained its first title in three years.”After we employed him, we informed him it was a venture for this season and the subsequent,” Bartomeu stated.”

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Judging a coach based mostly on a couple of months, in the midst of a pandemic, is tough. 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 sooner or later,” Bartomeu stated.

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