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Former Barca president believes club can win Champions League, LaLiga, and Copa del Rey this season

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Former president believes Barca can win multiple trophies this season
Former president believes Barca can win multiple trophies this season / JOSEP LAGO/GettyImages
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Former Barcelona president Joan Gaspart has insisted that the club can win multiple trophies this season despite their woeful start and managerial woes.

The Catalan giants are ninth on the league table, with four wins from 10 matches, and sacked Ronald Koeman earlier this week, following their LaLiga defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

They are also in danger of being knocked out of the Champions League having accumulated three points from as many matches. But Gaspart believes the tide will turn at Camp Nou in the coming weeks.

"Barcelona will win the Champions League, La Liga, because there is still a lot of championship left, and the Copa del Rey, because it has not yet started," Gaspart, who was the club's president from 2000 to 2003, said to El Confidencial.

"Although one can be wrong, without optimism one is very unhappy. I have seen more difficult things in football. I hope that in the future we will aspire to the maximum, but I have already told you that it is never easy to win the great titles. If we don't succeed, we will have to qualify to compete in them next year."

Former midfielder Xavi has been linked to replace Koeman at the club, and Gaspart is confident the club legend will succeed, and pointed to Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique as examples to follow.

He added: "Taking the results into account, was it premature for Guardiola, who had only trained the B team, to coach Barca? And Luis Enrique? Why won't it work [with Xavi]?

"Everyone was of the opinion that they had no experience and then the results came back. I wish him all the luck in the world because his luck is that of all Barcelona fans. He has shown for many years that being a Barcelona manager was one of his ambitions."

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