Joan Laporta has decided to be Albert Capellas and not Sergi Barjuán the interim Barcelona coach until he can close the arrival of the desired one to replace Ronald Koeman, Xavi Hernandez. The coordinator of grassroots football in the Barça entity is the chosen one, according to reports RAC1, to sit on the bench in the next matches and thus make time until the agreement with Xavi is complete. Capellas He does not have experience in the elite but is trusted by the president and his last adventure as a coach was in the under-21 selection from Denmark.
The idea of Barcelona is to announce throughout this Thursday who will be the next coach of the first team and the work of Sergi Barjuan in the subsidiary it would not be interrupted to take charge of the main group, since in the Barça entity they have confidence in closing at Xavi in the shortest possible time.
Capellas could be Barcelona’s head coach for the next three games, against Alavés and Celta de Vigo in the Santander League and in front of Dynamo Kiev in a very important Champions League commitment. Thus, Xavi and Barcelona could negotiate the last fringes for their hiring and arrive after the next national team break.
Albert Capellas, 54 years old, he is a classic of Barcelona’s grassroots football, but he had been away from the entity for many years. Reputed abroad, he was at the Dutch Vitesse as Albert Ferrer’s assistant coach, and later worked with Peter Bosz at Maccabi and at the Borussia Dortmund. His last adventure had been in the under-21 selection from Denmark, before returning to Barça at the hands of Joan Laporta.