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Xavi, leading among the aspirants to succeed Valverde at Barça

Published:11/01/2020 - 17:05h

Updated:11/01/2020 - 17:31h

Xavi Hernández seems to be now the number one candidate to succeed Valverde at the head of Barça. But the Catalan is not the only one on the club list, which has already probed to other technicians such as Koeman or Henry

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The FC Barcelona has signalled to Ernesto Valverde like the big culprit of the failure of the culés in the Supercopa of Spain. The Barcelona fell in front of the Athletic in semifinals after going winning 2-1 and the image of the 'Txingurri' has remained very touched by fault of this traced back against. Only a day afterwards, RAC1 gave the news that the culés already had gathered with Xavi Hernández, his big candidate to relieve to the trainer extremeño of his place.

All the means signal that the one of Terrassa is right now the big favourite of the entity barcelonista to occupy the charge of technician now or to more take in summer, when the campaign finalise. It seems that the future of Valverde in the Barça no longer exists and that the one of Viandar of the Edge will say goodbye in summer. The Barça would want to that Xavi occupied his place then, but the daily MARK aims that the arrival of the ex midfield player could postpone a bit more.

It seems that the ex footballer does not finish to be convinced to accept the proposal by several reasons. The first is that it still does not see ready, since it carries training professionally less than a year. The Catalan does not want to go to rack and ruin the opportunity when it arrive him and his wish is to land in Can Barça totally ready and with more experience. Besides, it keeps a big relation with Víctor Font, that will present to the elections inside a year. The idea of the ex Barcelona is to go of the hand with the applicant.

By all these reasons, although Xavi was the candidate number one of the club right now, is not too feasible that was the successor of Valverde. But in the Barcelona no only have to the ex international Spanish in the list and already have sondeado to other trainers. Those that seem to be better positioned according to MARK are Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martínez.

The Dutch could leave Holland after the Eurocopa by a clause in his agreement and would be loved to arrive to the Camp Nou. Has experience, knows the club, his teams play a style of similar football to the of the Barça and is an option that sounds with strength in the directive. On the other hand, 'Bob' Martínez also has supports by his philosophy of game, his experience and the very that is handling Belgium with the quantity crash that has. Also it knows to spare the club and his philosophy and is an interesting alternative.

Henry, the candidate with fewer options

Finally, the option that less seduces to the Barça, but that also contemplates would be the one of Thierry Henry. The French formed part of the best Barcelona of the history and his style also would fit in the team culé. His little experience subtracts him a lot of options regarding the one of the others candidates, but would not have to descartar of the all to the Frenchman.

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