FC Barcelona (Barca) have announced Sergi Barjuan as its interim coach after the sack of Ronald Koeman following Wednesday’s 1-0 LaLiga loss to Rayo Vallecano, their third defeat in their last four league games.
Prior to his appointment, Barjuan was the head coach of Barcelona B (a position he still retains).
The club former player, Xavi Hernandez, is expected to take over from Barjuan after the termination of his coaching contract with Al-Sadd.
This was disclosed by football transfer journalist, Fabrizio Romano. According to a tweet by Romano, “Barcelona will announce new interim coach. Then it’s gonna be Xavi. He has accepted Barça project after talking with president Laporta days ago. Still waiting contract termination process with Al-Sadd. ? #FCB.
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“Laporta will announce Xavi to the team today, acc to @tjuanmarti.”
Announcing Sergi Barjuan’s take over, Fabrizio posted; “Official and confirmed. Sergi Barjuan is the new Barcelona interim coach. Joan Laporta will introduce Sergi to the team today. ?? #FCB
“…waiting for Xavi Hernandez to be the new manager as soon as possible – once the agreement with Al-Saad will be completed”.
However, sources had revealed that FC Barcelona don’t expect to have a replacement in place until after the November international break.