While Barca looks for Xavi's replacement, Motta reacts and becomes an option

Thago Motta reacts to Xavi's decision and talks about potentially joining Barca in the summer.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Thiago Motta reacts to Xavi's decision of leaving Barca at the end of the season.
Thiago Motta reacts to Xavi's decision of leaving Barca at the end of the season.
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FC Barcelona is pursuing a new manager after Xavi confirmed leaving the club in the summer. Barca has until August to find a replacement for Xavi before the start of next season. Xavi is committed to his decision, and a Champions League or La Liga title won't change his mind.

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Barcelona has been thinking of names in the past in case Xavi was sacked, but the decision of the Spanish manager to announce his departure has caught the Barca board by surprise. RAC1 reports that no specific names are in the board's mind, but many would like Jurgen Klopp to join the club. Klopp also announced leaving his club, Liverpool, yesterday. Klopp expressed his tiredness from coaching the Reds and will take a year off. Klopp will not be a realistic option for next season.

Rafael Marquez is the Barca Atletic coach but is not the ideal candidate to manage the Barca first team. Club sources assure that Rafa Marquez is not an option to coach the first team as Barca doesn't want him to lead the new project. Barça thinks he's doing a good job with the B team, and he should continue in that line. Mourinho is a rumor that could be possible since he was spotted at Barcelona days after being fired by AS Roma. Mourinho was an assistant coach at Barca from 1996 to 2000.

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Bologna manager Thiago Motta reacted to the Xavi announcement and spoke about the Barca job

After Bologna's 2-2 draw against AC Milan at the San Siro in Serie A, Thiago Motta mentioned Xavi and his decision to leave Barca and was asked about the Barca job. Motta said, "I heard of Xavi leaving Barça; they told me this news some minutes ago. Barça links for the future? I live in the present. I’m enjoying my time at Bologna; I’m only focused on the present.” Motta currently has Bologna sitting 7th in the Serie A with 33 points and is only 3 points off a Champions League spot.

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