- Xavi has signed a contract extension as Barcelona coach until 2025
- The club legend has already won two trophies in his two-year tenure
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Xavi has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2025, the club have confirmed.
His contract with the Catalan giants includes the option of an additional year.
The Blaugrana legend took over as manager in November 2021 and led them to the LaLiga title last season.
In addition to the league title, he won the 2022/23 Supercopa de Espana against Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia and won 60 of his 96 games as coach.
Having spent 24 years as a player with them and his football brain surpassing most of his generation, it always looked like he was destined to take the hot spot at the Camp Nou and since his return he has fit like a glove.
Xavi has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2025, the club announced
He took over as manager in 2021 after an illustrious, trophy-laden career at the club
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While he slowly turned the team into a greater force on the pitch, Barcelona faced a barrage of problems off the pitch.
Financial problems and salary caps made registering players difficult and the club had to sell assets to raise money as part of the stadium renovation.
This season they are playing in the Spanish Olympic Stadium while the Nou Camp is undergoing major renovations.
In a statement, Barcelona said: “Xavi’s arrival brought with it a new approach to first team affairs. The Terrassa-born coach brought with him his desire to have the team play the Barça way, an identity he knows from his playing days.”
“The challenge for the new coach was to put together a team with experience and youth, a goal that was gradually achieved.” [been] reached.
“The journey has not always been smooth as the coach has had to adapt the team’s system to the available players and the obstacles that have stood in his way over the last 18 months.”
Xavi has led Barcelona through a turbulent period, with the Camp Nou currently undergoing renovations and the club struggling with financial problems (photo from August).
“Initially a clear 4-3-3 system was clear, but later innovations came with a 4-4-2 that included Gavi as a ‘false winger’.”
Xavi spoke about the upcoming announcement earlier today, saying: “The extension has been agreed for days.”
“We have arrived at a very difficult time, with very difficult sporting, economic and psychological circumstances.
“We worked very well together from the presidency to the athletic management.” [department]. It’s a building and training process, but we compete and play good games.
“This should be the season of confirmation in terms of play and results.” Personally, I feel very confident. I feel strong in this regard. The staff is grateful and the players are having fun. “We are on the right path, but we cannot stop being humble.”