‘He’s not the coach we’re backing for the future’: Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font admits Quique Setien would not be his ideal manager if he wins upcoming election
- Setien only took charge in January following the departure of Ernesto Valverde
- But he has struggled to convince many during his spell in charge at Nou Camp
- Font claims there is a strong desire for legend Xavi to return in a coaching role
Quique Setien is not a coach that Barcelona are ‘backing for the future’, says one of the group seeking to take charge of the Nou Camp boardroom.
Presidential candidate Victor Font claims there is a strong desire at the Spanish giants for Barca legend Xavi to return in a coaching role next season.
Setien only took charge in January following the departure of two-time LaLiga title winner Ernesto Valverde.
Quique Setien has struggled to convince many during his short spell in charge at Barcelona
But Setien has struggled to convince many during his spell in charge as Barca have been knocked from the top of the table by arch-rivals Real Madrid and concerns over talisman Lionel Messi.
Font told Ole: ‘He’s the current Barca coach so for that reason alone he deserves all our respect and support.
‘For me personally he’s a coach I’ve always liked but it’s true too that he’s not the coach we’re backing for the future.’
There is a strong desire at the Spanish giants for Barca legend Xavi to return in a coaching role
Barcelona are due to hold presidential elections in 2021, with Font among those looking to seize control from Josep Maria Bartomeu.
If he proves successful in that quest, then his intention is to have Xavi filling a key coaching job.
‘Absolutely,’ Font said of the World Cup winner who is currently working at Qatari outfit Al Sadd.
‘It’s true that Xavi will be the coach when he decides, whoever is president, because Xavi is Barcelona and their biggest hope.