Possible Replacement for Xavi Provides Update on Potential Return to Barcelona

Introduction to the article:
The departure of Xavi Hernandez from Barcelona has sparked speculation about who will take over as the new head coach. One potential candidate being mentioned is former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Motta, who is currently managing Bologna. As rumours circulate, Motta has addressed the possibility of returning to Spain in the future.

Xavi’s Departure and Speculation

Following Barcelona’s defeat to Villarreal, Xavi Hernandez announced that he will be stepping down as head coach at the end of the season. With the team still competing in La Liga and the Champions League, fans are already looking ahead to potential replacements for the iconic 44-year-old.

Thiago Motta as a Candidate

Thiago Motta, who achieved success as a player at Barcelona, is currently managing Bologna and has been rumored to be a potential candidate to replace Xavi. Motta led Bologna to a ninth place finish in his first season in charge and could bring his experience and familiarity with the club to the role.

Motta’s Response

When asked about the possibility of returning to Spain amidst the rumors, Motta emphasized that he is focused on his current role at Bologna. He stated, “Barca links for the future? I live in the present. I’m enjoying my time at Bologna, I’m only focused on the present.”

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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