Barcelona presented their new manager Xavi Hernandez in front of thousands of fans on Monday club at Camp Nou.
The 41-year-old Barcelona legend has signed his contract which extends to 2024 in field, accompanied by the president of the club, Juan Laporta. “It is a historic day for Barcelona,” said Laporta, overwhelmed by the fans, at the presentation ceremony of the former midfielder, who was accompanied by his family. Welcome Saverio. “Thank you all,” Xavi told fans. I don’t want to get carried away by feelings but my body is shaking. And the club largest in the world and I will work hard to live up to my ambitions. Barcelona does not accept draws or defeats. We have to win all the games.
Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with their legend Xavi to coach the team in difficulties in the Spanish first division of football until 2024, to succeed the Dutchman Ronald Koeman.
Xavi: “I’d like to send a special message to this great fan. We desperately need your support, above all in Hard times. The club it is going through a difficult period, financially and also on a sporting level. We need your support more than ever. It must be of interest. The club it’s ours business. photo.twitter.com / trDDEOQ20H
– FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona_ara) November 8, 2021
Qatar’s Al Sadd agreed to leave Xavi mid-season and allow him to coach the Catalan team, with whom he played for 17 years, after his rise from the youth sector. Xavi joined after Barcelona paid the penalty clause in his contract with Al Sadd. Chafee said: I am very ready and prepared. We have to be responsible and have the ball in play, create opportunities and do our utmost. We have a mission to recover many things that the club he lost.
Xavi returns to Barcelona six years after his last game with the team when he beat Juventus in the 2015 Champions League final, which is the last title of the club in the competition. Barcelona are ninth in championship, 11 points from leaders Real Sociedad and 10 points from its eternal rivals, Real Madrid. Barcelona and their fans hope that Xavi will play the role of savior in amid a sporting and administrative crisis for the club, which led to the departure of historic scorer Messi and his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in this season.
Xavi played 767 games for Barcelona, the second most played player in the history of club after Lionel Messi, and won 25 titles, in particularly the Spanish League eight times and the Champions League four times. He served as Barcelona captain before ending his career with Al Sadd for four years and then began his coaching career with him after retiring in 2019. Barcelona sacked Koeman after the 1-0 defeat of Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league last month, and it was the team’s fourth defeat in six games in all competitions. . And last April, Xavi led Al Sadd to win the Qatar League title without defeat. Xavi turned down the opportunity to coach Barcelona in January 2020 following the firing of Ernesto Valverde, but his name remained associated with the job even after Koeman was named to succeed Quique Setien in August last year.
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