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Barcelona reply to Jurgen Klopp speculation as Xavi replacemen


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp is among the many candidates to grow to be Barcelona’s subsequent supervisor (Getty)

Barcelona’s sporting director, Deco, has described Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp as a ‘nice coach’ because the Spanish champions start their search to switch Xavi.

Final month, Xavi introduced that he’ll step down as Barcelona’s head coach on the finish of the season, giving the membership a number of months to seek out his successor.

Klopp, in the meantime, has additionally confirmed he can be leaving Liverpool this summer time after 9 years at Anfield.

Regardless of insisting that he’ll take a yr out of soccer, Klopp has already been linked with a transfer to Camp Nou this summer time.

When requested a couple of potential transfer for the Liverpool supervisor, Deco informed La Vanguardia: ‘He’s a fantastic coach however I don’t assume it’s the fitting time to speak about that.

‘The brand new coach will need to make modifications however first we must clarify the venture and the concepts. There are lots of choices.’

Barcelona head coach Xavi

Xavi is leaving Barcelona on the finish of the season (Reuters)

Requested about Thiago Motta and Rafa Marquez, who’ve additionally been linked with Barcelona, Deco replied: ‘I don’t comply with Motta’s work a lot as a result of he’s not in an Italian workforce that I often watch.

‘I do comply with Marquez as a result of he’s right here. He’s a younger coach who’s rising within the face of difficulties. Being right here will make him a greater coach.’

Talking extra broadly about Xavi’s successor, Deco stated: ‘He has to comply with a line of labor, we are going to hardly be a workforce that doesn’t need to play properly, that doesn’t need to have the ball.

‘Ranging from that concept, every coach has his personal traits, however whoever is available in has to have the ambition and starvation to do nice issues. And he should know the place he’s coming from.’

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