Xavi Hernández has announced that he will step down as Barcelona head coach at the end of the season. The Catalan club are now on the hunt for a new manager, and Roberto De Zerbi is the leading candidate, according to Marca.
Xavi’s decision comes after a disappointing season for Barça. The club are currently seventh in La Liga and out of the Copa del Rey. They are still in contention for the Champions League, but they need to improve their form if they are to progress.
De Zerbi is a highly rated coach who has impressed at Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk. He is known for his attacking style of play and his ability to get the best out of young players.
Barça have not yet opened talks with De Zerbi, but he is the clear favorite to take over at the Camp Nou. The club are looking for a young, ambitious coach who can help them to rebuild and return to their former glory.
🚨🚨🚨 El candidato que maneja el Barça para sustituir a Xavi
Con experiencia en Europa, joven y hambre de ganar. Esas son las premisas.
— MARCA (@marca) January 29, 2024