Barcelona hold 'concrete talks' with top European coach to replace Xavi: report

Barcelona president Joan Laporta and coach Xavi Hernandez at the latter's presentation in November 2021.
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Barcelona have held "concrete talks" with a top European coach over the possibility of succeeding Xavi Hernandez at the Catalan club in the summer, it has been reported.

After Barcelona's 5-3 defeat at home to Villarreal in LaLiga in late January, Xavi announced he would be leaving his post at the end of the season.

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