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FC Barcelona News: 29 October 2021; Sergi Barjuan named interim coach, Xavi agrees deal with Barça

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Sergi Barjuan, caretaker coach of FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona hereby announces that Sergi Barjuan, the current coach of Barça B, shall be taking provisional charge of the technical management of the senior squad. His interim position as first team head coach shall end as soon as the club has hired full-time head coach to replace the dismissed Ronald Koeman.

Sergi Barjuan runs first training session - FC Barcelona
The men's first team trained under the orders of Sergi Barjuan on pitch 3 of the Ciutat Esportiva this Thursday. Every available first-team player was there and he was joined by assistant coach, Felip Ortiz.

The challenges ahead - FC Barcelona
As we head into November, FC Barcelona already has its full Liga and Champions League schedule set out, the only pending issue being the exact time of the final game of the month against Villarreal.

Xavi Hernandez reaches a deal with Barcelona - SPORT
SPORT have learned from sources close to the deal that Xavi Hernandez and FC Barcelona have reached a deal for him to coach the team. After Ronald Koeman was sacked the club turned to their former midfielder, coaching Al Sadd in Qatar. He was their first option this time around.

Barcelona board also looking at the dressing room's 'sacred cows' amid crisis - SPORT
Barcelona’s crisis could take more victims than just Ronald Koeman. The club are also looking at some of the senior players. There is worry over the performances of Busquets, Pique and Jordi Alba, players who have been almost essential in Koeman’s schemes.

Barcelona will try and get rid of Luuk de Jong in the January window - SPORT
He was a last-minute signing that nobody understood but Ronald Koeman backed him. Luuk de Jong came in from Sevilla but his performances have left a lot to be desired and now he has to go.