Xavi, general manager: you didn’t want broth, three cups
It’s been a month since Sergi Barjuan was introduced as interim coach. While Mateu Alemany and Rafa Yuste were in Qatar negotiating – unsuccessfully – to save the five million from the termination clause of Xavi’s contract, at the Camp Nou there was the presentation of Sergi. That day, half of the questions They were for President Laporta who saw them and wished them to correct what he thought about Xavi during the electoral campaign. The plot slalom was interesting: “I have never changed speech. I have always said that he will end up being a Barça coach. I would like it to be during my presidency, but I don’t know when ”. Later, when asked if the relationship with Xavi had cooled down in the summer, when they didn’t even see each other for coffee, Laporta replied that “the relationship has not cooled down. I didn’t see him as General Manager. I reached the conclusion that I had to give Koeman room. ” Well, today, a month later, with Xavi deciding even on medical services, with Doctor Pruna -another who was in Víctor Font’s team- defoliating the daisy in the Middle East about whether or not he returns to Barça, the coach already he is, de facto, the General Manager. We go back to the model old, to the English. When even there they have already drifted towards the Technical Management model, as a team, here they return to the plenipotentiary coach. An incongruity fruit of improvisation. Hopefully it goes well.