A few days ago, Barcelona officially announced Xavi Hernandez as head coach, signed for 2 and a half seasons. Xavi will arrive at Barca at the weekend and will attend the presentation on Monday afternoon.
Xavi and Barcelona
This appointment is something that is expected by the fans. Because Xavi is the best of Barca’s youth training and has won 25 trophies for Barca. At the peak, he was in the top three of the Golden Ball Awards in 2010 and 2020.
In addition Xavi helped Spain to win the World Cup in South Africa, which was the highest moment of his national team career. Xavi announced his retirement in 2019 and became the head coach of Al Sadd club.
Xavi’s transition as a coach was very successful, leading the team to 89 matches with a record of 61 wins, 12 draws and 16 losses. So when Koeman took Barca this season with a poor record, some fans called for Xavi’s return.
Xavi did not make a clear statement on this, he may feel that Koeman did not officially dismissed, he could not give a response.
Al-Sadd let xavi leave
Since the official announcement of Koeman‘s sacking, Barca has stepped up the pace to welcome Xavi back. Barca executives personally went to Al-Sadd club to negotiate in the hope of bringing back Xavi.
Initially, Al-Sadd was not willing to release the player, hoping that Xavi would fulfill his contract before leaving.
However, Xavi was bent on going to Barca and could not bear to watch his old boss degenerate step by step. In this situation, Al-Sadd could only agree to let Xavi go.
The difficulties Xavi will face
After Xavi officially announced to take over Barca, he will face a lot of difficulties.
First of all, Xavi has to ensure that Barca qualifies in the group stage of the
Champions League this season. Barca’s overall performance in the Champions League is mediocre, and they must rise to the occasion if they want to qualify.
Then it’s up to Xavi’s ability to progress further up the La Liga table and break into the championship. Xavi will lead Barca back on track in the Champions League and La Liga, and if the club can give the celebrity a little more time, I believe his future performance will not disappoint the fans.
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