FC Barcelona Sacks Xavi Hernández After Three Years in Charge

By Xorkpe Sosu 3 Min Read

Xavi, who spent 24 years at the club as a player, making 767 appearances and winning 25 major trophies, will leave the Camp Nou after Sunday’s final match of the season against Sevilla.

FC Barcelona have sacked the club legend after three years in charge, during which he guided them to a league title and the Spanish Super Cup.

Today, Friday, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta informed Xavi Hernández that he will not continue as the first team coach for the 2024-25 season.

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The meeting took place at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and was attended by sporting vice-president Rafa Yuste, director of sport Deco, Xavi, Òscar Hernández, and Sergio Alegre.

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In a statement on the club’s website, it was announced that: “FC Barcelona wishes to thank Xavi for his work as coach, as well as for his inimitable career as a player and as team captain, and wishes him every future success in the world.”

“Xavi Hernández will be coaching the team for the last time in Sunday’s game away to Sevilla.”

“During the course of the next few days, FC Barcelona will be making an announcement regarding the new first team structure.”

This news comes after a dramatic few months for the former Spain midfielder, The 44-year-old announced in January that he would be leaving at the end of the season following a defeat to Villarreal.

His side sat 10 points off La Liga leaders Real Madrid in third place after the loss. Despite this, he managed to secure a league title and the Spanish Super Cup during his tenure.

Barcelona will finish this season in second place, behind their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that Hansi Flick is set to be confirmed as the club’s new head coach next week.

former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is expected to be confirmed as FC Barcelona's new head coach

The former Bayern Munich boss has been out of work since leaving his role as Germany manager in September and has also been linked with replacing Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea in recent weeks.

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