Within less than a 24-hour period, two prominent managerial positions in soccer became vacant as Xavi Hernandez declared his departure from Barcelona, effective June 30th.

This follows shortly after Jurgen Klopp announced his decision to step down as the manager of Liverpool at the conclusion of the Premier League season.

With both of these prestigious positions now vacant, the profiles of potential candidates vary significantly. Barcelona presents itself as a somewhat less enticing destination and requires a manager capable of overseeing a rebuilding phase, unlike Liverpool, which already boasts a well-established setup geared towards success.

Following the departure of club legend Xavi, just a season after lifting the La Liga title, it's imperative that the next appointment is carefully considered to ensure the right fit.

Fill in some textA Barcelona season is incomplete without securing silverware, and there's added significance with the team's return to Camp Nou in November, following the completion of the construction project on the historic stadium.

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are both available managers with impressive track records of winning trophies. However, neither of them appears suitable for guiding Barcelona through the current period of uncertainty and transition.

Conte is a manager known for his high demands and requires complete alignment with the board. He also tends to favor investing heavily in experienced players, often of advanced age, to achieve immediate success for a team.

While that approach may yield short-term results, it doesn't align with Barcelona's philosophy of nurturing young talent, which is highly cherished. Moreover, one can only imagine the potential clashes between Joan Laporta and Conte regarding transfer strategies if the Italian were to take the helm.

Given that Xavi wasn't supported to the extent he required, it was only a matter of time before a public disagreement arose, leading to distractions.

Regarding Mourinho, there's a minor matter to address.

Throughout history, only two managers have presided over both Barcelona and Real Madrid during their careers: Enrique Fernández and Radomir Antić.