Five Issues To Address For Barcelona's New Coach
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Thu 28th October 2021 | 04:55 PM
Barcelona were moving closer to appointing Xavi Hernandez on Thursday after the club sacked Ronald Koeman as coach
A 1-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday left Barca ninth in La Liga, six points off the top four after winning only two of their last seven league games.
Here, AFP Sport takes a look at five issues to address at the Camp Nou: Cut the gap on the top four Barcelona's perilous financial situation means they simply cannot afford not to qualify for next season's Champions League.
The situation is salvageable, with the gap only six points between Barca in ninth and Real Sociedad in fourth, but there can be no room for complacency given the form of a number of teams challenging at the top so far this season.