Not Guardiola or Enrique, the Spanish manager Barca will look at to replace Xavi

While Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique seems hard to appoint, Barca could look at another Spanish manager.

By Emmanuel Mendez

FC Barcelona might have a new option to look at after Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique seems impossible.
FC Barcelona might have a new option to look at after Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique seems impossible.
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FC Barcelona is searching for a new manager and has gathered many names that could be an option to take the Barca job. Xavi Hernandez will leave Barca in the summer, and Barcelona will have a few months to appoint a new manager for next season. Names like Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, and Pep Guardiola have been added to the list of potential replacements for Xavi.

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Guardiola has been linked to return to the Catalan club for many years. After leaving FC Barcelona in 2012, Guardiola spent three years in Germany managing Bayern Munich. Since 2016, Pep Guardiola has spent his time with Manchester City, the club he spent the most in his managerial career. Last year, he explained that Mikel Arteta wouldn't celebrate a goal against Arsenal when he was the assistant coach with Pep Guardiola at Man City. Guardiola compares it to him with Barcelona. Guardiola says, "I train [Man City] here, and [FC] Barcelona call me; I will go to Barcelona; it's my club."

Luis Enrique is another former Barca manager linked to the Barca job in the summer. He managed the Catalan club from 2014 to 2017. After that, he took the job in Spain and managed it until 2022. He is currently the manager of PSG, and in his first season, the team is 1st in the league and qualified for the Champions League round of 16 after placing 2nd in the group of death with Borussia Dortmund, Newcastle United, and AC Milan. According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Fernando Polo, returning to Barcelona for Pep Guardiola or Luis Enrique is almost impossible and won't happen.

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Mikel Arteta has reportedly informed his entourage that he is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season and could be a new option for Barca

A report from Diario Sport suggested that Mikel Arteta informed his entourage that he will leave Arsenal in the summer. This report began rumors of the Spanish manager taking the Barcelona job in the summer if he was to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. A close Arsenal source suggests the story of Arteta leaving Arsenal is false. If Arteta does leave, Barcelona could add him to the list of potential candidates for new Barca manager.

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