Xavi’s future at Barcelona in doubt: Women’s team coach considered as potential replacement

As Barcelona goes through managerial uncertainty, speculation is rife about who might replace Xavi Hernandez if the current head coach is dismissed.

Among the potential candidates, an unexpected name has emerged: Jonatan Giraldez, the head coach of Barcelona Femeni.

Xavi’s Future Hanging in the Balance

Xavi Hernandez’s position as Barcelona manager is under intense scrutiny following a recent disagreement with the club’s hierarchy. His future is expected to be decided in the coming days. If Barcelona opts to part ways with Xavi, they will need to find a suitable replacement quickly to maintain stability.

Possible Replacements Considered

Several candidates are being considered for the role. Among them is former Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez, who currently manages Barca Atletic. However, the club is also looking at internal options, with Giraldez emerging as a surprising but strong contender.

Barcelona Eye Femeni Coach

According to a report from El Chiringuito, Barcelona is contemplating appointing Jonatan Giraldez, who has done stellar work with Barcelona Femeni. Giraldez has led the team to three consecutive LaLiga F titles and a UEFA Women’s Champions League title in 2023. They are also in the final to defend their European crown against Lyon this season.

Jonatan Giraldez
Jonatan Giraldez

Although Giraldez has an agreement to join the NWSL side Washington Spirit at the end of the season, Barcelona could be willing to break this agreement to secure his services as Xavi’s successor.

The Decision Looms

As the club prepares for a potential managerial change, fans and analysts alike are watching closely to see how this situation unfolds. The appointment of Giraldez would be a groundbreaking move, reflecting Barcelona’s confidence in his abilities and the progressive steps the club is willing to take.

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