Xavi, Iniesta's former midfield partner at Barca, returned to the club in November 2021 as manager and has turned things around in a spectacular manner. When Xavi took over, Barcelona was languishing in mid-table, but he led the team to a second-place finish last season. Building on that success, the Catalans are currently at the top of the La Liga table this term, with a massive 12-point lead over current champions Real Madrid.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim are the frontrunners in takeover from the Glazer family
Former England international Foster had announced his retirement from football last year