Barcelona make Premier League boss top candidate to succeed Xavi as manager

Xavi Hernandez coach of FC Barcelona during the La Liga EA Sports Match match between FC Barcelona v Granada CF at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona, Spain, on February 11th, 2024. (Photo by Gongora/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Barcelona have reportedly identified Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi as their number one choice to succeed the departing Xavi.

Barca legend Xavi will step down as manager at the end of the season, leaving the Catalan giants needing to appoint a third new boss in the space of four years.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...