Catalan giants Barcelona are reportedly weighing up the possibility of making Javier Mascherano a youth team coach at the club. This is according to the report from Spanish publication SPORT which stated that Barcelona are considering Javier Mascherano for an appointment as a youth team head coach or the reserve team head coach within the next year. It was revealed that the former Argentine national team skipper is under consideration for an appointment in a managerial capacity at the club.
Senior Barcelona officials want Javier Mascherano to be the head coach of either a youth team or the reserve team within the year as reported by the aforementioned media outlet.
Mascherano enjoyed an illustrious career as a football player in the colours of teams such as River Plate, Liverpool and Barcelona. He was a versatile player having started out as a defensive midfielder before becoming a central defender despite his height. At Barcelona, he enjoyed the best moments of his career as a central defender alongside Spanish player Gerard Pique at the heart of the defence.
Javier Mascherano finished his Barcelona career with 19 trophies including two Champions League titles and five Spanish La Liga titles. He was part of the Barcelona squad that beat Manchester United 3-1 in the final to win the Champions League title for a fourth time at the end of the 2010/11 season with goals from Lionel Messi, Pedro Rodriguez and David Villa. The Catalan giants were able to make it two Champions League titles in three seasons under Pep Guardiola. Mascherano was also in the Barcelona squad that won the Champions League title by beating Italian team Juventus 3-1 in the final at the end of the 2014/15 season. Ivan Rakitic, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on the scoresheet for Barcelona during the game.