One piece of received wisdom commonly taught at the University of Life revolves around the idea that you should ‘never go back’ to something or someone – but it seems like Barcelona must have skipped that particular lecture.
Faced with the wreckage of years of financial largesse, which left Ronald Koeman flailing like a third-class passenger attempting to escape the Titanic, Barcelona appointed Xavi Hernandez as their manager.
It’d be easy to say this decision was taken years ahead of schedule, the immediate dose of nostalgia and good vibes that was necessary to resuscitate an ailing club.
Read the article at Planet Football.
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