Barcelona icon tells club: Forget Pep Guardiola, appoint Jose Mourinho instead

Jose Mourinho
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 Rivaldo thinks that Pep Guardiola could end up back at Barcelona one day – but that in the meantime, they should turn their attentions to Jose Mourinho as Xavi’s replacement.

The face-clutching Brazilian World Cup winner represented Barcelona from 1997 until his move to AC Milan in 2002, scoring 130 goals in 235 appearances in all competitions for the Catalan club.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.