Deco seems open to Xavi’s continuation at Barcelona – report


FC Barcelona Sports Director Anderson de Souza Deco is pictured at the Joan Gamper training ground in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on September 2, 2023. Barcelona signed Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix and Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo on loan until the end of the season.
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It seems that certain decisions with Barcelona are not as advanced as people might have thought. The Catalan club continues to work timely and orderly as to ensure a great progression towards the future. However, unfortunately for Barcelona, there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the club’s future.

The primary source of unease and uncertainty arrives in the form of the managerial position. The Blaugranes are unaware of what awaits them in light of Xavi Hernandez’s decision to leave in the summer. Thus far, many reports have claimed that certain names are already high-priority targets for Barcelona.

However, according to Barcelona Sporting Director Deco, it is still “still early” to rush to conclusions. As highlighted by Esport3, the Brazilian has already shared his own perspective about the possibility of Xavi staying at the club beyond this ongoing season:

“If something changes, I won’t say that we can’t consider it. We don’t have anything against him. It’s not a decision that the club or the sports management has made. For now, that possibility doesn’t exist. If it happens, we will discuss it.”

As new names continue to pile up and be linked to Barcelona, the director assures that steps are to be taken gradually. He claims that there is no rush within Barcelona at the moment and the board and club office continues to count on Xavi to finish this season on a high note.

However, for Xavi to continue at Barcelona, the coach will need to take a step forward. For Deco, the plans that are currently in motion are not absolute, and Barça may be willing to accept changes to their ideas.

For now, it seems that many important figures within Barcelona continue to rely on Xavi. They continue to either pledge their support to him or at least be open to seeing him lead the team once again next season. The future may be a bit uncertain, but the Barcelona board surely seems to have a plan.

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

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