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Barcelona board looking at two La Liga managers as possible candidates to succeed Xavi – report

Barcelona’s season has gone from bad to worse following a humiliating 4-1 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Real Madrid, in the final of the Spanish Super Cup.

The defeat leaves Barcelona with one less competition to fight for. With the club already reeling in La Liga, UCL and Copa Del Rey appear to be the only viable competitions for Barça.

The club’s poor form, meanwhile, has also put pressure on coach Xavi Hernandez, even though the Spaniard is confident about having the backing of the board.

Michel & Alguacil: Potential replacements for Xavi

A recent report from Adrian Sanchez has revealed a series of details regarding Xavi’s current standing on the Barcelona board.

Although the president and the sporting director, along with the rest of the hierarchy continue to back the Spaniard, there are certain people within the Barcelona board that do not want Xavi to remain as the coach.

As per Sanchez, some people on the Barcelona board want either Imanol Alguacil or Michel to take over as Barcelona coach if Xavi leaves.

Imanol Alguacil has admirers at Barcelona. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

What makes them an appealing option for Barça?

Michel has earned a lot of reputation this season in light of Girona’s unprecedented success in La Liga this season.

Michel has been the mastermind of the Girona side, who are competing with Real Madrid for the league title this term.

Alguacil, meanwhile, is a bit more experienced. He has been at Real Sociedad for more than five years. During this period, Real Sociedad have constantly challenged for the top six spots in La Liga.

Both Alguacil and Michel are coaches capable of building a solid foundation at Barcelona, primarily through a rigid setup that would make the Catalans a tough side to beat.

However, it is still too early to speculate about the Barcelona coaching position, especially with Xavi more than likely to continue as the head coach at least until the end of the season.

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