Barca about to delete Flick from managerial shortlist – 'advantage De Zerbi'

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Barca about to delete Flick from managerial shortlist – 'advantage De Zerbi'

Barcelona are close to deleting the name of Hansi Flick from their managerial shortlist to replace Xavi, per Luis Rojo of Marca.

The source claims that Flick's option is gradually fading away for the higher-ups at Barca because he is not a well-travelled manager.

It is said that Barcelona are prioritizing a manager who has coached in different countries with an understanding of multiple languages. This puts Flick at a disadvantage in the race as he has never worked outside Germany either as a player or coach.

Meanwhile, this clause hands Roberto De Zerbi the advantage in the managerial race for the Barca job. The Italian manager has coached in Italy, Ukraine and currently in England.

De Zerbi also plays a seductive brand of football made popular by Spanish and Dutch teams. Sources say his style is the closest Barca have seen to their 'DNA' among their shortlist.

Unlike Flick though, De Zerbi has never won a major trophy at club level, like the Champions League or league. He also has no experience coaching a dressing room full of superstars. But all that was said of Pep Guardiola when he was named Barca coach in 2008.

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