Pique, Memphis, Fati and the issues Xavi must solve when he takes over Barcelona

 The legendary midfielder will be taking over at the Catalan club at a time of financial woe and underperformance on the pitch

When Xavi Hernandez takes over he will find a Barcelona side quite different from the one he left in 2015. The legendary midfielder departed on the back of a sensational treble-winning season, to see out his playing days in Qatar with Al-Sadd, whom he is currently coaching.

Since then, Lionel Messi has departed, the team’s finances have fallen to pieces and Luis Enrique left, followed by three more coaches in Ernesto Valverde, Quique Setien and Ronald Koeman.

There is a new president too, a familiar face, in Joan Laporta, and the challenge of not only restoring Barcelona back to their throne both domestically and internationally but recovering a cherished style of play that has been diluted and abandoned in the past half-decade.