Xavi is, according to the latest intel coming from overseas, the new manager of the five-time European champions, Barcelona. The old head coach, Ronald Koeman, was discharged earlier today.
We already wrote about Barca this year and about the fact that they shouldn’t fire Ronald Koeman. That is that he alone isn’t the man to blame in this current situation.
Yet, following yesterday’s loss against Rayo Vallecano, Blaugrana’s management decided to part ways with the Dutch manager. As we heard, they did it on the plane on the way back to Barcelona via telephone. Not a very pleasant way, but that is the destiny when leading big clubs.
We can go on and on about why this decision isn’t or is good, but to be honest, we don’t have too much time for that. The only thing that should be said is that if Koeman did create some success, that would be a far bigger surprise than this development.
With the current condition inside and outside the team, with the negative atmosphere and incredibly bad morale of both the players and the fans, this was Blaugrana’s reality.
But now, to turn our attention to Xavi and the future. Will one of the best players in the club’s history be capable of stopping the falling giant from hitting rock bottom? The former captain of the team and the national squad is a person with enormous respect among the fans and inside the locker room, which we can’t really say for Koeman.
Xavi is arguably the most underestimated player in recent history and the one who didn’t receive enough credit for his legacy. In the time of Ronaldo and Messi, Xavi was always left out when it came down to voting for the Golden Ball. It is needless to remind you what he meant for Barca’s game.
It was easy for Messi to score goals and perform miracles when he had the ball served from one of the best playmakers ever. After all, as soon as Xavi went, Barca and Messi both went down the hill.
So if there is anyone who can bring back Barca’s signature play, it is Xavi, who incorporated his DNA in it. Also, being a fantastic playmaker, he knows how to handle many things, and we are more than sure that being a manager and leading Barca in these tough times won’t be problematic for him.
What is the most important thing of all is that Xavi presents one of the finest products of Barca’s youth academy, La Masia. He knows how the system works, how the kids are thought to think, and what is most important; he knows all the personnel, which will be of great help in his quest for another Xavi, Iniesta, or Messi.
The reason why Barcelona started to fall apart was not having their own kids in the lineup anymore. La Masia was in crisis, and if anyone knows how to correct things, that would be Xavi.
Barca’s ideal product.