Barcelona in desperation, one more coach refuses to coach them

Barcelona still unable to find a replacement for Xavi, who leaves at the end of the season

By Luis Zamora

Barcelona still unable to find a replacement for Xavi, who leaves at the end of the season
Barcelona still unable to find a replacement for Xavi, who leaves at the end of the season
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One of the names resonating strongly is that of Italian coach De Zerbi, who has caught the attention of a significant fraction of the Board of Directors. Joan Laporta, the club's president, has intensified his inquiries about De Zerbi, consulting with people familiar with his management style in the teams he has coached. Despite mutual interest between the coach and the club, Barcelona are reluctant to fork out the €15 million required to release De Zerbi from his contract with Brighton.

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In this context, the Italian faces a dilemma: choose to fight for his contractual freedom or stay at his current club. However, as reported by the newspaper 'Sport', De Zerbi has made it clear that he will not make any decision until he is certain that he is the one chosen to lead the Blaugrana team, a communication that has not yet arrived from the club.

Meanwhile, the coaching market is buzzing, with numerous high-caliber coaches offering their services and agents working hard to find opportunities for them. Pini Zahavi, in particular, has been actively promoting Hansi Flick, although just a few weeks ago his name was not among the top choices. Zahavi's success in this endeavor would be a considerable achievement, although it remains to be seen whether his efforts will bear fruit.

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Hansi is the last option

The presence of influential agent Pini Zahavi in the box at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys during the clash between Barcelona and Getafe was no coincidence. His trip from London to Barcelona suggests that something important is brewing on the horizon for the Catalan club. Zahavi, a renowned 80-year-old Israeli manager, not only witnessed Xavi Hernandez's side's resounding victory over Getafe, but also took advantage of his stay in Barcelona to hold several key meetings, including a meeting with president Joan Laporta.

It is important to remember that Zahavi is the agent of stars such as Robert Lewandowski and, more recently, has taken on the representation of Hansi Flick, the successful German coach who figures as one of the leading candidates to succeed Xavi on the bench.

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