Jurgen Klopp to Barcelona: Deco gives latest update on Klopp appointment as Barcelona manager

Jurgen Klopp to Barcelona: Deco gives latest update on Klopp appointment as Barcelona manager

Barcelona sporting director Deco has revealed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won’t replace Xavi as Barcelona manager because he is unavailable.

Deco also suggested Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is not a realistic managerial target and insists the club have yet to speak to any prospective candidates.

Deco, alongside president Joan Laporta, will be in charge of finding a successor for Xavi who announced in January his decision to step down as Barcelona manager at the end of the season.

Asked about the hunt for a new manager in an interview with SER Catalunya’s Que t’hi Jugues show, Deco said: “Nothing has been decided yet, but we are attentive.

“Of course I am charmed by Luis Enrique, he is a top coach.

“Obviously you can appreciate top managers like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp as well, but they are not available. Just like Mikel Arteta, Andoni Iraola and Sergio Conceicao too.

“We haven’t spoken with them at all and it’s pointless to mention them. We’re not speaking to any manager yet.”

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