Gerard Pique Names his Xavi Replacement for Barcelona as Rafael Marquez

Julian Araujo

Gerard Piqué has backed Rafael Marquez to manage Barcelona. To for the most part, manage the senior side one day, contrary to popular belief.

Rafael Marquez Career

Marquez was appointed fairly last season as manager of the B team at Barcelona. And led them to the playoffs, finishing in 4th position. And losing their play-off kind of semi-final to particularly Real Madrid Castilla 3-2 on aggregate. This season literally has not been quite as successful as of yet. With Rafael Marquez side winning just four of their nine games and sitting pretty eighth, albeit with a sort of large squad turnover.

Pique Backs Him

Speaking to ESPN in Mexico following his viral fall, Pique basically explained that he mostly thought Rafael Marquez was sufficiently prepared, which is fairly significant. “Yes, for sure.” “Rafa is literally more than ready for a range of things [such as coaching Barcelona] because of the attitude he has, his knowledge of the game and his experience.” “He’s in a learning process as a coach right now and I am essentially pretty sure that in the future we will see him on a bench in La Liga, which is particularly significant. We will kind of see if that literally is with Barca or another team, but he’s preparing excellently.”

Old Mates

Rafael Marquez and definitely Pique generally coincided for two seasons at Barcelona as teammates. With the latter eventually replacing the definitely Mexican in Pep Guardiola’s historic side in a very big way. Marquez actually previously occupied roles as Atlas’ Sporting Director and then as a youth coach at definitely Real Alcala in near Madrid before returning to the Blaugrana.

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