Barcelona’s Xavi Rejects Offer to Coach Korean National Team

Spanish media “Barcelona’s Xavi rejects offer to coach Korean national team”

Local media reported that Xavi Hernández, who led Spain’s prestigious professional soccer club FC Barcelona, ​​declined the position as head coach of the Korean national soccer team.

Spanish sports media Mundo Deportivo reported on the 24th (Korean time),

“A few weeks after deciding to leave Barcelona last January,

Coach Xavi received an offer to coach a Korean team.” 카지노

He then claimed, “After coach Jürgen Klinsmann was sacked, he was offered a replacement position,

but coach Xavi declined the offer, saying, ‘I appreciate the interest.’”

At a press conference after the 22nd round home game of the 2023-2024 Spanish professional soccer Primera Liga against Villarreal on January 28, Coach

This decision was made after complaining of ‘mental fatigue’ after losing to Real Madrid in the Supercopa match last January and being eliminated by Athletic Bilbao in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) on January 25.

However, Coach Xavi reversed his decision last month and announced that he had changed his mind to remain as head coach until June of next year as per the existing contract.

However, the situation has changed rapidly again recently, putting the club’s position in jeopardy.

Barcelona, ​​who won the league title under coach Xavi in ​​the 2022-2023 season,

finished second this season behind rival Real Madrid.

There is a possibility that coach Local media predict that coach Hansi Flick,

who led the German national soccer team, will replace coach Xavi.

Coach Xavi, a ‘legend’ who played 767 games for Barcelona and won 25 league and various competitions during his active career,

debuted as a coach at Al Sadd in Qatar in 2019 and was called up by Barcelona in 2021 to take the baton.

The Korea Football Association, which was said to be looking for a new national team coach within this month,

appointed coach Kim Do-hoon on the 20th as the temporary head coach to lead the national team

in the two Asian second qualifying matches for the 2026 North and Central America World Cup held in June.

This is the second interim coach appointment following the March A-match period when Coach Hwang Sun-hong stepped in.

The association announced that it made this decision

because negotiations to select the national team coach are still ongoing

and there is a possibility that the appointment will not be finalized until the A-match period in June.

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