Despite being in FC Barcelona, he will not replace Xavi as the new Barca coach

Xavi's announcement in leaving the club has caused many rumors for possible replacements.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Xavi leaves FC Barcelona looking for replacements for the next season.
Xavi leaves FC Barcelona looking for replacements for the next season.
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FC Barcelona have work to do after Xavi announced leaving the club at the end of the season. Xavi has been feeling the pressure of Barcelona getting poor results recently. After Barca's 5-3 to Villarreal at home, Barca still have 44 points and are 10 points off league leaders Real Madrid.

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Xavi spoke about how the decision was only his decision, not the Barca board. The Barca board still trusted Xavi after the loss to Villarreal and wanted to keep Xavi. FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta left the stadium during the Xavi press conference. Xavi spoke about the president's reaction to his decision to leave at the end of the season. Xavi says, "The president was very emotional when I told him my decision. He understood, but it was difficult for him to accept. Nobody can deny that I'm a man of the club. I decided to put the club in front of my own interests. I have given everything for the club."

Xavi was asked if he would change his mind if he were to win the Champions League. Xavi said, "No. No chance”. Xavi continued saying, "Even if we won today, I took my decision a long time ago. I wouldn't have announced it today, but I already knew I was leaving. I'm an optimist by nature, and I truly believe that we will compete for La Liga and the Champions League. Even more now, with less pressure. I think that we can still have a good season in my last four months here."

Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are two names linked to the vacant Barca job in the summer. Mourinho was fired by AS Roma a few weeks ago and was spotted in Barca days after. Just yesterday, Klopp announced leaving Liverpool at the end of the season. Klopp will take a one-year break from football and could return to coaching after that.

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Rafael Márquez is not a candidate to take the Barcelona job for next season despite coaching Barca Atletic

Barca fans thought of Rafa Márquez replacing Xavi since he is involved in the club already. Márquez talked about the job saying, "It's the board's decision to decide, but it would be impossible to turn down the possibility of managing Barcelona's first team. RAC1 reports that Marquéz would not be an option.

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