Spanish media had reported that Xavi, who coaches Qatari club Al Sadd, had been approached by Barca to replace Ernesto Valverde before Quique Setien was appointed in January.
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Abidal – a former teammate of Messi at Barcelona – suggested players in the current team were unhappy and had not been working hard enough under former coach Ernesto Valverde
Lionel Messi’s 76th-minute winner marked new Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s first game in charge with a 1-0 victory over Granada to move back to the top of La Liga on goal difference.
The club’s legendary midfielder was strongly linked with the position before Quique Setien was announced as the Spanish outfit’s new manager on Monday.
Valverde, 55, took training on Monday morning amid intense speculation his time as coach was about to come to an end and his fate was sealed later in the evening
Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the shock favourite to be Barcelona’s next manager despite previously insisting he would never go there.
While it appears increasingly likely that Valverde will be removed from his position at some point during 2020, it has previously been suggested that the 55-year-old would remain at Camp Nou until the end of the season.
Barcelona legend Xavi has reportedly turned down the chance to replace under-fire Ernesto Valverde as manager immediately.
The Catalan giants were eliminated from the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday after a 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid, putting the 55-year-old under more pressure
He said playing the competition in Saudi Arabia was a consequence of the football industry’s desire to find more revenue streams.
Barca have coasted to the last two domestic titles and the Catalans will not just be looking to extend their domestic hegemony, though.
Valverde led Barca to victory in La Liga but they surrendered a 3-0 first-leg lead against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals before suffering defeat by Valencia in the Copa del Rey final
Barca are looking to add to their La Liga triumph by making it a double, while their opponents – who finished 26 points worse off in the league – are aiming to lift their first piece of domestic silverware since going all the way in this competition 11 years ago.
FC Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says coach Ernesto Valverde remains the right man to lead the club next season in spite of overseeing successive calamitous UEFA Champions League exits.
Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, has vowed to continue as coach and says he has the backing of the club and president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
FC Barcelona can clinch the Liga title with victory at home to relegation-threatened Levante on Saturday.
Coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted he fears Manchester United’s “spirit” as he attempts to lead Barcelona into the Champions League semifinals at their expense.
The French star did part of the session with the group which is good news for Ernesto Valverde’s side ahead of some crucial games.
FC Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, has set his sights on winning six of this season’s final nine La Liga matches to help his side retain the title.
The contest was delicately poised following a goalless draw in the first leg, but Ernesto Valverde’s side were far too strong for Lyon in the second leg