Barcelona failed to display a respectful performance this season as they lost the Spanish title to their archrival Real Madrid. And, they also faced a tragic elimination from the UEFA Champions League after a shameful 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals. However, they sacked their former head coach Quique Setien.
After the performance of this season, many fans are now against the current FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. And for that, the ground for Victor Font in the presidential election is now growing stronger. Besides, he also cleared his stance for the newly-recruited Ronald Koeman and expressed his preference for Xavi.
FC Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font clears his reference for Xavi over Ronald Koeman
While talking about the manager, Victor Font told Cadena SER, “If I am president, Koeman will not be the coach.” He said, “Koeman is a legend of Barcelona. We have to thank him very much that with the complexity that exists today in the club, and in the dressing room, and with the decisions that have to be made, he has taken on the challenge [of being head coach].”
He said, “We must wish him the best of success and hopefully we win the treble. If in the end it were necessary and he wanted to, he could still contribute to our project in some way, but we will apply our project in its main structure from the vice president all the way down to the last youth football coach based on the organization chart that we have prepared for a long time.”
Koeman Presentation In FC Barcelona
Font said, “Xavi understands that all the pieces of the club have to fit together,” and then added, “A board of directors that lets whoever leads the sports project do his work, which in our case would be him.” He said, “Messi is completely disappointed because of the critical situation at the club both in sports and in economic and organizational terms. I expect that Messi will play under Xavi in 2021.”
On the other hand, Koeman said, “I don’t know if I have to convince Messi or not,” and then added, “You want to have the best in the world in your team, not the opposite.” Barcelona manager said, “I want to work with Messi. He wins you games and, if he provides the performances he has always shown, I’ll be happy if he wants to stay.”