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Real Sociedad’s Imanol Alguacil tipped to be future Barcelona boss

The manager is liked by the club’s chiefs

Real Sociedad v SL Benfica: Group D - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil has become the latest La Liga manager to be tipped as a potential future manager of the Catalan giants.

There’s no suggestion Xavi’s position is in danger right now, despite his team struggling for form, but Diario Sport are reporting how Alguacil seems to be on the club’s rader.

The report notes how Deco and Joan Laporta were quick to praise the coach at the recent Marca Awards where he was named manager of the season.

Barcelona’s president told the Real Sociedad boss his team “play football that he loves” and Deco and Pedri also lavished praise on the technician.

Alguacil is contracted to Real Sociedad until 2025 and there’s also no suggestion he’s interested in leaving the Basque side.

Yet those close to him apparently think “he could do a great job” at a young team like Barca, and Sport seem to think he will be a candidate the next time the job becomes available.

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