Rivaldo prefers an ex-Real Madrid as the next Barcelona coach rather than a former Barça player

FC Barcelona legend Rivaldo talks about a former Real Madrid coach taking over FC Barcelona

Rivaldo wearing the current FC Barcelona jersey.

Rivaldo is the FC Barcelona legend who wants former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho to replace Xavi at the end of the season. The Brazilian striker talked about Mourinho's experience as a coach, which could benefit the current FC Barcelona team. Rivaldo said, "Taking into account that Jose Mourinho does not have a club and the situation at Barcelona, ​​I consider him an excellent candidate for the position of head coach, although some fans do not like to hear his name. Without a doubt he would do a great job, he knows the team, the League, the Champions League and has a lot of experience."

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This is a shock to some FC Barcelona fans since the club is considering appointing former Barcelona player Rafael Marquez as Xavi's replacement. Rivaldo does not mind Mourinho, even though he was part of Real Madrid, and thinks his experience is what the club needs at the moment.

Mourinho's last job was at AS Roma in Italy, but he was sacked earlier this year after Roma lost 3-1 to AC Milan in the Serie A. This season, Mourinho coached 28 games for Roma in all competitions. He guided the team to 13 wins, six draws, and nine defeats. He gained a total of 29 points in the Serie A this season. He coached a total of 138 games for Roma since he joined in 2021.

Other teams Mourinho coached were Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea on two occasions, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and FC Porto. He was also the manager of Benfica and Leiria before coaching FC Porto in Portugal. Mourinho is familiar with FC Barcelona as he was an assistant coach for Louis Van Gaal from 1996 to 2000.

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Rivaldo's stats with FC Barcelona

Rivaldo played most of his career at FC Barcelona, as he made 235 appearcnes with the Catalan club. He scored 130 goals and provided 45 assists with FC Barcelona. With Barcelona, Rivaldo won two La Liga titles, one UEFA Super Cup, and one Spanish Cup.

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