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OPINION: Xavi Should Manage Barcelona's "Team B" Before Becoming The First Team Coach

Ronald Koeman has been facing different issues regarding his future at Barcelona. Note that many Barcelona fans are not happy with the recent performances of the team, and many possible replacements have begun to circulate on social media. In a recent interview, it was reported that Ronald Koeman refused to take questions from the press, and this has even stirred more controversies.

Photo: Ronald Koeman || Twitter

Furthermore, Roberto Martinez and Xavi Hernandez are the strongest names to replace Koeman if he gets sacked. Even though no official club statements have been made by the Club about sacking Koeman, recent speculations suggest that many people are not happy with the team's performances.

Photo: Xavi Hernandes || Twitter

In my opinion, Xavi Hernandes is a good choice to manage Barcelona, but he should follow in the footsteps of Pep Guardiola, who managed Barcelona B before becoming the first team's manager.

Note that Barcelona is currently facing both football and financial issues, and it would take the right structure to resolve such a crisis. Therefore, it would be better for the Xavi to pass through the Barcelona B system to gain experience.

Photo: Xavi Hernandes || Twitter

How Many Coaches Passed Through The Barcelona B System before becoming the first team's coach in recent years?

1. Pep Guardiola

Photo: Pep Guardiola || Twitter

Pep Guardiola was Barcelona team's B coach between 2007 and 2008. After his one-year spell at Barcelona B, Pep Guardiola was promoted to the first. Interestingly, the former Barcelona player went on to win 14 major trophies in his four years with the first team.

2. Luis Enrique.

Photo: Luis Enrique || Twitter

After Pep Guardiola was promoted to the Barcelona first team, Luis Enrique also managed the Barcelona B team between 2008 and 2011. However, Enrique returned to coach the Barcelona first team between 2014 and 2017. Note that Enrique was also successful with Barcelona's first team.

3. Tito Vilanavo.

Photo: Tito Vilanova || Twitter

The last name on the list is Vilanova. The former Barcelona coach was an assistant coach at Barcelona's team B under Pep Guardiola. He was also Pep Guardiola's assistant between 2008 and 2012. However, Tilo Vilanova took over as Barcelona's coach in 2012, but the tactician couldn't stay for more than a year because of his health. Note that Tito Vilanova won the La Liga in the 2012/2013 season.

In conclusion, these managers were successful at Barcelona, and their career paths show a common pattern. However, Xavi Hernandes should follow this same path.

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