FC Barcelona will finalize an necessary contract renewal ‘within the coming days’ in response to Mundo Deportivo.
Rafa Marquez, often called El Kaiser in his enjoying days, is already a membership legend for the important position he performed within the membership’s second Champions League win towards Arsenal in 2006, and for being an necessary squad member throughout Pep Guardiola’s sextuple triumphs three years later.
Retiring at Atlas in his homeland Mexico in 2018, he made the swap to administration in 2021 with Alcala earlier than taking the hotseat of Barca’s reserve outfit – previously often called the B workforce but now known as Barcelona Atletic – final 12 months.
Although Barca fell to bitter rivals Actual Madrid’s Castilla workforce within the semi-finals of the promotion playoffs on the weekend, Mundo Deportivo experiences that there’s satisfaction from president Joan Laporta and the board concerning how nicely Marquez has labored with Barca Atletic.
As each events are prepared to maneuver ahead collectively, signing a one-year extension needs to be a mere formality and shall be introduced within the coming days forward of a well-earned break.
Marquez, who has presents from elsewhere however desires to proceed in his position with the reserves, would then return to the workplace in July earlier than the official season begins on the weekend of August 19 and 20.
The extension is necessary not only for the reserves but additionally for Xavi Hernandez’s first workforce. As former teammates, Xavi and Marquez presumably have a robust friendship and understanding that means there may be belief between them.
Marquez can inform Xavi about which gamers need to make the massive leap from Atletic to his La Liga-challenging squad, whereas Marquez is ready to present common updates on the progress of these Xavi is already conversant in and has beforehand picked together with Lamine Yamal and Pablo Torre.
Although this may not be any time quickly, Marquez can be tipped to make the same transition sooner or later and will at some point take the lead position within the dugout as soon as Xavi’s tenure has ended.
At current, Xavi is at the moment in talks to increase his personal contract which is about to run out in June 2024.