Cules still hanker after the glory days under Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola's legendary status will hang over any subsequent manager at Barcelona, in much the same way as Sir Alex Ferguson's does at Manchester United.
The issue that will confront any incumbent is the astonishing success that Pep achieved in such a short space of time, but in many respects to keep harking back to his tenure is unhelpful.
Six trophies in one season has only happened once in 150 years of football globally. It's ridiculous to even contend that Barca will get somewhere close to that again.
Even bringing Pep back is unlikely to change that. The players who won the trophies with him are now five years older, five years slower.
Can you imagine the outcry if Pep bizarrely decided to abandon the project in Bavaria and leave Bayern Munich to come home? And then had the audacity to not go on and be as successful as before?
That really wouldn't do would it?
Dermot Corrigan of ESPN details Johan Cruyff's opinion that if Barca want the glory days to return then Pep must come back:
The best thing for Barca would be for Guardiola to come back. He is a magnificent coach and there is nobody better. If Laporta is president again I am going to say that the best thing would be to sign Pep, and as he is an intelligent person, I am sure he will do that.
Whether fans like it or not, this is one rumour highly unlikely to ever come close to being true.