Barcelona's presidential candidate hopes Xavi will lead the footballing project

Sport360 staff 00:53 03/02/2019
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Things have not been great in the midfield department after Xavi's departure

Barcelona’s presidential candidate Victor Font presented his project for the club, with club legend Xavi Hernandez taking up a key role.

Font also suggested big changes to the economic and management models.

“I’m in tune with Xavi, in relation to the project, and personally I love talking to him about football and I hope he can lead our footballing project,” Font explained according to Marca.

“We have a lot of challenges for the next five or 10 years.

“A key one, and one of the first, is the management of the end of [Lionel] Messi [as he gets towards retiring].

“Football is very short-term and that way we would go nowhere, the future of Barcelona is in changing the management model.

“The economic model is obsolete; if we don’t sell players, we can’t make the numbers work.

“We’re the only club in the world where the players manage their image rights and not the club.”

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