Chelsea to hold talks with Barcelona legend Xavi after Mauricio Pochettino exit: report

Barcelona coach Xavi looks on ahead of his side's LaLiga game against Rayo Vallecano in May 2024.
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Chelsea are reportedly lining up Barcelona legend Xavi as a replacement for their outgoing manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Blues have announced that Pochettino will leave the club after just one season in charge and Xavi will be available after Barcelona communicated his departure on Friday.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.