Laurent Blanc: Barcelona set to hire French boss as interim boss

Laurent Blanc: Barcelona set to hire French boss as interim boss

- Laurent Blanc has been tipped to become the next Barcelona boss if Quique Setien is sacked

- It is understood the 54-year-old would be employed on a temporary basis until the arrival of Xavi

- Barcelona lost la Liga title to their rivals Real Madrid but are still in contention for the Champions League

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Laurent Blanc is set to take over from current Barcelona boss Quique Setien at the end of the season, according to reports.

The Spanish giants are also understood to be having the intention of hiring the French boss until the arrival of Xavi Hernandez.

Barcelona lost La Liga title to Real Madrid and Setien's only way of saving his job is to win the Champions League title.

Laurent Blanc: Barcelona set to hire French boss as interim boss
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On the other hand, Xavi has signed a new contract with Qatari side Al Sadd which would allow Barcelona to wait for a year before employing him on a permanent basis.

And Blanc is reportedly willing to take over on interim basis and would earn a permanent deal based on performances.

The 1998 World Cup winner has four Ligue 1 titles during his coaching spells with Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain

The 54-year-old's spell at Parc des Princes saw win three consecutive league titles coupled with two French Cup trophies.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that 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. also reported that Xavi Hernandez's move to Barcelona this summer will have to wait a little longer as the former midfielder has signed a new deal with Qatari club Al-Sadd.

The La Blaugrana legend extended his contract with the Middle East club which will see him stay until 2021.

Xavi has been continuously linked with a return to his boyhood club as a manager to takeover from current under fire boss Quique Setien.

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