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Barcelona presidential candidate Font wants to replace Setien with Xavi

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font says coach Quique Setien will not stay if he wins the election.

Font claims there is a strong desire at the Spanish giants for Barca legend Xavi currently in charge of Al Sadd, to return in a coaching role next season.

Font told Ole: "He's the current Barca coach so for that reason alone he deserves all our respect and support.

"For me personally he's a coach I've always liked but it's true too that he's not the coach we're backing for the future."

If he proves successful in that quest, then his intention is to have Xavi filling a key coaching job.

"Absolutely," Font said of the World Cup winner who is currently working at Qatari outfit Al Sadd.

"It's true that Xavi will be the coach when he decides, whoever is president, because Xavi is Barcelona and their biggest hope."

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