Xavi: Jogi Low would make a good Barcelona head coach
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi believes German national team head coach Jogi Low would be a great fit for the Spanish club.
Low has been in charge of the European nation since he took over from Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006.
In that time the 61-year-old coach has managed over 180 games for his nation, with notable highs like finishing in second place in the 2008 European Championships and winning the World Cup in 2014.
However, following 15 years in charge of his nation, Low recently announced that he would be stepping down after this summer’s tournament.
And when asked where he thinks Low could go next, Xavi suggested Barcelona may be a good fit.
“He was a luxury coach. He wanted spectacle, attacking football, and then he became world champion with it,” said Xavi in an interview with Suddeutsche Zeitung.
“Germany has developed a different understanding of football that reminds me a lot of what I know from Spain and Barcelona.
“[He would be a good fit for Barcelona] because of his way of understanding the game and because of his personality.”
Could Koeman leave Barcelona in the summer?
Although Xavi may be tipping Low to pick up the reigns at Barcelona in the near future, the calls for the current incumbent to be sacked aren’t nearly as loud as they once were.
There’s little doubt that Ronald Koeman was under immense pressure around the turn of the year when the league campaign looked dead in the water and a Last 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain looked impossible.
However, despite being knocked out of Europe, Koeman’s Barca side are currently on an unbeaten run in the Spanish top flight that stretches back to December 13. And when we couple that with a spot in the Copa del Rey final on April 17 it suggests that the current Barcelona head coach may finish the season on a high.