Xavi: Barcelona president Bartomeu admits Spaniard will manage the club soon

Xavi: Barcelona president Bartomeu admits Spaniard will manage the club soon

- Xavi could be making a return to Spanish side Barcelona where he spent over a decade

- This is according to Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu who said the Spaniard will become manager soon

- Setien is the current coach of Barcelona and has been under pressure this term

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Current Barcelona gaffer Quique Setien has been put under serious pressure to deliver for the club after president Josep Bartomeu admitted that former star Xavi will manage the club soon.

Setien has been under serious fire at the Camp Nou since he came on board and winning the Spanish La Liga or the Champions League this season will save him from being axed.

But the possibility of Barcelona winning the topflight title in Spain is not guaranteed considering how Real Madrid are topping the Spanish La Liga table.

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Before Barcelona appointed Setien as their new coach, Xavi was heavily linked with a move to become manager, but the Spaniard rejected the deal.

And now that Barcelona are struggling to retain their Spanish La Liga title, there have been speculation that Xavi could make a return to Camp Nou as manager.

While speaking on Barcelona's current situation, Josep Bartomeu explained that they are currently not looking for a coach stressing that their focus is to support Setien.

''Xavi will be Barca's coach, sooner or later. But right now we are not looking for a coach, we are with Quique.

''Quique Setien will coach the team in the Champions League and these last two Liga games that are left,'' he told TV3 according to the report on Daily Mail.

Xavi: Josep Bartomeu admits the Spaniard will manage Barcelona soon
Xavi: Josep Bartomeu admits the Spaniard will manage Barcelona soon. Photo Credit: Getty
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For Barcelona to have the chance to win the Spanish La Liga for this season, they will have to pray that Real Madrid drop points in their remaining three games this term.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi was not on the score sheet for Barcelona in their 1-0 win over Real Valladolid at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla this weekend.

But the Argentine forward still managed to achieve another feat as he became the first player in the history of the Spanish League to score 20 and assist 20 goals in one season.

The 33-year-old created an assist that helped Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal score the only goal that separated the two sides after regulation period.

According to Goal, Barca legend Xavi Hernandes was the first to create 20 assists in 2008-09, but none has been able to score 20 plus and still create the same number of opportunities created until now.

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