With another disappointing result against Atlético Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final, pressure appears to be mounting ever more on Ernesto Valverde's position as Barcelona manager.
And according to reports on Friday, some senior members of the Camp Nou club are meeting former star Xavi Hernández in Doha before flying back to Spain.
According to Catalan radio station RAC1, Eric Abidal, the club's sporting director, and Oscar Grau, the CEO, are meeting with Xavi to explore the possibility of him becoming Barça manager.
The former Spanish midfielder is the current Al Sadd coach.
Barça, of course, sits top of LaLiga as we enter the second half, but the situation is far from convincing under Valverde.
The 39-year-old has won eight LaLiga titles, three Copas del Rey, six Spanish Super Cups, four Champions Leagues, two European Super Cups and two Club World Cups.
After finishing his brief playing career at Al Sadd, he began his managerial work with the club, with the Barça bench clearly in his future sights.
Barcelona's stance to date has been that Valverde will, at least, see out this season.
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