Barcelona Appoints Sergi Barjuan As Interim Coach

Barcelona Football Club, has announced on Thursday that Sergi Barjuan, will be the the club’s new interim manager.

Barjuan who is Barcelona Team B coach will take over from Ronald Koeman, who was sacked after defeat to Rayo Vallecano, until the club appoints a new coach.

Barca will train later under Barjuan for the first time and he will also take Friday’s press conference ahead of the Alaves match.

The club’s official statement reads: “Barcelona hereby announces that Sergi Barjuan, the current coach of Barça B, shall be taking provisional charge of the technical management of the senior squad.

“His interim position as first team head coach shall end as soon as the club has hired full-time head coach to replace the dismissed Ronald Koeman.”

Xavi Hernandez remains the favorite to take over Barcelona job on a permanent basis.

There’s speculation Xavi has already agreed to replace Koeman but now has to finalise his exit from Al Sadd.