In an interview with the “El Món a Rac 1” radio program in Catalonia, the club’s leader revealed details of the conversation in which the coach requested to step down from his position at the end of the season. He loves Barcelona and I saw that he had thought about it (resignation). What he proposed is very logical, to relieve the pressure on the players and on himself.
Laporta also revealed that Xavi gave up his last year of contract and that the resignation was only accepted because he is a historic ex-player of the club. For the president of Barça, the best way out was to seek the team’s stability and, from this perspective, a dismissal by the club was never considered. “I told him that I only accepted the request because it was Xavi,” Laporta said.
He took over the club in a complicated situation, did very well last season, in the league and in the Super Cup. We thought that strengthening the squad and keeping what we had would work, but it went wrong,” Laporta concluded. Finally, the president revealed that the responsible for choosing the club’s new coach will be the Brazilian naturalized Portuguese Deco, Barcelona’s football director.
Recently, the Brazilian-Portuguese was asked by journalists if he had already chosen a substitute for Xavi to lead the team, but he evaded the question and did not answer. However, according to Laporta, even though the decision is in Deco’s hands, the next Barcelona coach needs to fulfill certain requirements and adapt to the institution’s “policy.” “The decision is in Deco’s hands.
I am focused on the end of the season. There are some premises, this club has a policy to which the coach must adapt. But there are things that cannot be dismissed because they have brought us glory in our history,” he concluded.
Xavi Hernández resigned from Barcelona after the 5-3 loss to Villarreal on Saturday (27), in La Liga. However, the coach’s departure will only be formalized at the end of the current season, in June. En una entrevista en el programa de radio “El Món a Rac 1” en Cataluña, el líder del club reveló detalles de la conversación en la que el entrenador solicitó renunciar a su cargo al final de la temporada.
Laporta también reveló que Xavi renunció a su último año de contrato y que la renuncia solo fue aceptada porque es un exjugador histórico del club. Para el presidente del Barça, la mejor salida era buscar la estabilidad del equipo y, desde esta perspectiva, nunca se consideró un despido por parte del club. Por último, el presidente reveló que el responsable de elegir al nuevo entrenador del club será el brasileño naturalizado portugués Deco, director de fútbol del Barcelona.
Sin embargo, según Laporta, aunque la decisión esté en manos de Deco, el próximo entrenador del Barcelona debe cumplir con ciertos requisitos y adaptarse a la “política” de la institución. Xavi Hernández renunció al Barcelona después de la derrota por 5-3 ante el Villarreal el sábado (27) en La Liga. Sin embargo, la salida del entrenador solo se materializará al final de la temporada actual, en junio.