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Sergi appointed Barcelona boss on interim basis

Sergi Barjuan has been announced as Barcelona's interim head coach, following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman late on Wednesday night.

The current B team coach has been promoted to first-team duties while Barcelona finalise the arrival of Xavi Hernandez from Al Sadd.

Barjuan will take charge of his first training session with Barcelona's first team this Thursday afternoon, once club president Joan Laporta presents him to the squad.

Laporta has been clear in his mind that Barjuan is the ideal man to keep Barcelona moving while they wait for an agreement to be reached with Xavi and Al Sadd.

During his time as a Barcelona player, Barjuan played 386 games and won nine trophies with the club.

Now Barcelona B boss, having replaced Francisco Javier Garcia Pimienta last summer, he has them currently sat in eleventh position with 13 points after three wins, four draws and two defeats.

Press conference on Friday

Barcelona are planning for Barjuan to return to the B team bench as soon as Xavi's arrival is confirmed.

Barjuan's first game in charge of Barcelona's first team will be at home to Alaves on Saturday night, but one day before, on Friday (12:00 BST), he will be presented in front of the media alongside Laporta.

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