Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has heaped pressure on new manager Ronald Koeman, according to report.

Font claimed he would employ Xavi Hernandez and sack Koeman if he wins the next presidential election in March of 2021.

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The club’s current president Josep Maria Bartomeu is under pressure ahead of the coming election scheduled for March 15 next year.

Font is widely tipped to dislodge the incumbent president and he has not hidden his desire to appoint Xavi has the club manager if things go as planned.

Speaking on Spanish radio programme El Larguero on Tuesday night, Font said: ‘Even if Koeman has a great season, I will not change my plans.

‘If I become president, Koeman will not be the coach of Barca in the 2021-22 season.

‘Xavi understands that all the puzzles in the club must be put together. Who will lead the team will be decided by the Board of Directors, in our case, it will be him [Xavi].

Xavi declared his admiration for the role before Koeman was appointed, though the Spanish midfielder was contacted in January and he turned down the offer when he decided to stick with the managerial role with Qatar based club Al-Sadd.

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