Ronald Koeman backed by Joan Laporta spokesperson but door is open for Xavi return

Barcelona president Joan Laporta’s spokesperson has hinted that Ronald Koeman will still have time to turn things around.

It has been a difficult week for Barca, and particularly Koeman, who has suffered two blows amid pressure over his position.

A Champions League defeat to Bayern during mid-week of last week was followed by a disappointing home draw with Granada on Monday night.

And those results have seen many call for Koeman’s job, but the Dutchman is yet to pay the price, and he will be in charge of Thursday night’s trip to Cadiz.

It seems there aren’t any immediate plans to get rid of Koeman as things stand, with Laporta’s spokesperson Enric Masip telling RAC1 via Diario AS: “He has credit because he is the Barcelona coach. If the coach is in this situation, it’s because he has the confidence to continue.

“When you see things aren’t working, it’s normal to doubt.”

Perhaps concerningly for Koeman, though, Masip did seem to open the door to Xavi’s return as manager.

The former midfielder has been regularly linked with taking over at Camp Nou having been in charge of Al-Sadd for the last two years.

“The president’s reference has always been Cruyff and then there are people like Guardiola and Xavi,” added Masip.

“Laporta has always said that Xavi will end up being Barca coach. With Laporta? Why not?”

Tags Enric Masip FC Barcelona Joan Laporta Ronald Koeman Xavi


  1. Muazu deen says:

    Did our president have personal interest with this coach of his

  2. Muazu deen says:

    As for me I prefer xavi than any other coach

    1. Emeka says:

      Oga let him just go haba!!

    2. Suleiman salisu says:

      Yeah xavi is better than every one in barca coach

  3. Maxie says:

    Bring back xavi. But on one condition. Is that barca should not sign any coach permanently for now until end of season,therefore maybe he will do so good or bad before the sign them permanent

  4. David says:

    Everybody believe xavi can do better then let Barcelona give a chance.there is no big deal in trying

  5. Umar adam says:

    Xavi good at all really

  6. Isah lallana says:

    We wanted xavi back I can’t watch Barcelona again until them sack unserious koeman

  7. Nana Acheampong says:

    Xavi is the main man for the job

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