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Latest Barcelona manager odds after Deco name-drops Mikel Arteta & Jurgen Klopp


Barcelona sporting director Deco has name-dropped Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp when speaking about the managers he would like to bring in as his side’s new coach.

Current Barcelona manager Xavi stated in January that he will step down at the end of the current season. At present, Hansi Flick is the 13/8 favourite with Betfair to be the next permanent Barca manager.

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With Xavi set to step down, the task of finding his replacement has fallen to Barcelona’s sporting director, Deco.

Deco revealed in a recent interview that Barcelona are not currently in talks with any coach regarding taking over from Xavi.

However, in the same interview, he went on to name-drop a number of managers, including Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp:

“Nothing has been decided yet, but we are attentive,” he told the Què T’hi Jugues podcast. “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.”

Next Permanent Barcelona ManagerOdds
Hansi Flick13/8
Roberto De Zerbi5/1
Mikel Arteta6/1
Thomas Tuchel9/1
Rafael Marquez10/1
Jurgen Klopp20/1
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