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Pep Guardiola tells Barcelona which coach to sign

Barcelona has been fortunate to witness some of the greatest footballing minds grace the club.

Beyond exceptional players, La Blaugrana has also welcomed generational masterminds. However, not every coach at Barcelona has achieved equal success.

Xavi Hernandez’s latest tenure at the club hasn’t been the brightest, despite his contributions in securing important silverware and developing players. Therefore, Barcelona is in need of a capable successor.

While there are various names under consideration, a final decision has yet to be reached. Most of the top candidates hail from Germany, although an Italian contender has garnered significant support.

According to SPORT, Pep Guardiola himself has endorsed Roberto de Zerbi as the ideal next coach for Barcelona.

Few individuals possess the intimate knowledge of Barcelona that Guardiola does.

The current Manchester City head coach has won the continental treble twice, once with Barcelona and most recently with City, and has numerous other titles with Barcelona both as a player and as a coach.

Pep Guardiola’s endorsement positions the Brighton coach as the prime candidate to succeed Xavi, adding considerable weight to the Barcelona board’s preference.

Guardiola’s enduring support for the club and his familiarity with Roberto de Zerbi’s Brighton, having faced them for some time, arguably makes his opinion more credible than others’.

Nevertheless, certain factors still deter Barcelona from considering certain coaches. For instance, the case of Hansi Flick is a hindrance as his limited experience in top leagues beyond one is a concern for the club.

Although De Zerbi boasts a diverse managerial portfolio, he has yet to helm a club of Barcelona’s magnitude.

Due to various factors, the final decision will be postponed. Barcelona will rely on Xavi Hernandez for the remainder of the season, and the Catalan club must secure a strong finish. Only then can they begin to seriously contemplate and appoint a new successor.

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