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Barcelona VP offers update on club’s managerial search

The Catalans do not appear to be in a rush....

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Barcelona vice-president Rafael Yuste offered an update on the club’s hunt for a new manager ahead of Saturday’s La Liga match with Alaves.

The Catalan giants continue to be linked with a move for Xavi with the latest reports suggesting the former midfielder will return in time for the game against Espanyol on November 20.

However, president Joan Laporta said on Friday at a news conference that Xavi’s not the only option, and Yuste echoed that statement at the Camp Nou.

“The technical secretariat has been working for a few days to find the best solution. There are several options and Xavi is one of them,” he said.

“Putting timings on us would only add more pressure and could complicate the negotiations.”

Source | Movistar

Sergi Barjuan is the club’s interim coach in the meantime and took charge of the team for the first time on Saturday. However, Barjuan could not start off with a win and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou.