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Rafa Márquez is Barça's great candidate in the face of Xavi's more than possible goodbye

Published:17/04/2024 - 15:47h

Updated:17/04/2024 - 15:58h

FC Barcelona continues to evaluate its options in search of a coach for next season, given the probable departure of Xavi Hernández. In that sense, the option that seems to gain more strength is that of Rafa Márquez, due to his outstanding work at the head of the subsidiary

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The FC Barcelona is considering a transcendental decision of face to the next season: the election of a new trainer. This verdict will determine a series of actions, like doing without some pieces or purchase new for robustecer the staff of face to the new sportive project culé. The deafening 'KO' in Champions League approaches increasingly the 'sunset' of the campaign 2023-24 and marks the goodbye imminent of Xavi Hernández, the one who seems increasingly decided to abandon the club the next 30 June.

In this sense, the Barcelona cast could begin to take decisions after the Classical against the Real Madrid next Sunday 21 April, depending of the result obtained in this commitment. A victory could keep to the culés in the career by the only title that remains them in dispute. However, a defeat the marginaría of the fight by LaLiga, what would mark the end anticipated of the season. In this case, the decision to relieve definitively to the trainer egarense would not have a so significant impact, but yes would be an important step. Once announced the new technical director of the combined Catalan, east will be able to begin to structure his new sportive project.

Rafa Márquez wins increasingly integers like the attendant to relieve to Xavi

In accordance with an information of 'SPORT', the FC Barcelona, faithful to his bet by the values of the quarry, would consider to promote to the Mexican Rafa Márquez from the Barça Atlètic as his new trainer. According to the referred source, the sportive commission does not see with bad eyes offer him this opportunity to the 'Kaiser of Michoacán', following the example of previous cases like the one of Pep Guardiola, the one who did the jump from the filial and had a big success in the first team.

Nevertheless, the decision of the sportive direction does not base only in these historical antecedents. Rafa Márquez has had a big season with the Barça Atlètic, competing seriously for rising of the First RFEF to the Second Division. At present, it finds in the second position of the tournament, which would award him a place in the 'playoffs' of promotion. Equally, it is only six points of the first place that guarantees the direct promotion.

These results are the fruit of the remarkable management of the Mexican, the one who has known to take out the best of his players. This is very valued in the first team culé, that has a solid base of pertinent footballers of The Masia, as Lamine Yamal, Pau Cubarsí, Héctor Fort, Fermín López and Pablo Gavi, for mentioning some. Márquez would not doubt in betting by these players, since it knows them well. With these parchments, the profile of the michoacano seems to be the more convincente for the Barcelona cast, even more than the other options that, by diverse reasons, did not finish to convince in his candidatures.


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