Coach Xavi ‘Rejects’ Position as Korean Soccer Coach

Thank you for your interest… Coach Xavi ‘rejects’ the position as Korean soccer coach

There were reports that Xavi Hernández, coach of FC Barcelona, ​​a prestigious Spanish professional soccer team, was offered the position of head coach of the Korean national soccer team, but turned it down.

Spanish sports media Mundo Deportivo said on the 24th (Korean time), “A few weeks after deciding to leave Barcelona last January, Coach “Director Xavi said, ‘Thank you for the interest,’ but declined it.” 파워볼사이트

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 his 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 international match period when coach Hwang Seon-hong took charge.

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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