World official: Xavi becomes new coach of the FC Barcelona
Barcelona hail return of 'absolute legend' Xavi as coach
Barcelona confirmed the return of Xavi Hernandez as coach on Saturday, with the legendary midfielder facing an immense challenge to restore the fallen Spanish giants to their former glory. Xavi faces a formidable challenge after Barcelona let Lionel Messi join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. In Europe, Barca face a fight even to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League while any rebuild will have to be carried out on a shoestring budget as the club struggles to deal with the debts it partly built up paying Messi's wages.
The Barça fans can breathe: The Club Idol Xavi Hernández becomes new coach of the FC Barcelona. This officially announced the FC Barcelona at night.
Previously, it had given long negotiations and contradictory information to an allegedly already achieved and then demonstrated agreement.
Xavi was committed to the ongoing game season and the two subsequent statement was in a statement published on the website of the FC Barcelona. He will arrive in Barcelona during the weekend and officially presented on Monday. Further details did not contain the message.
Barcelona Blows Three-Goal Lead to Celta Vigo As Xavi Prepares to Take Over
After announcing the arrival of club legend Xavi as manager, Barcelona blew a three-goal lead in the second half to Celta Vigo. View the original article to see embedded media.Within 24 hours, the jubilation surrounding Xavi's return to Barcelona on Saturday was supplanted by the grim reality of the club's current predicament after it blew a 3–0 lead to Celta Vigo. Entering Saturday night's game at the Camp Nou, Barcelona had won 276 straight La Liga matches when leading by three goals, a run that dated back to 1996, according to Opta.
The talks of a delegation of the Catalan Club under the direction of Vice President Rafael Yuste in Doha had gone to the payment of five million euros after media reports. Al Sadd stood the information in the case of a premature termination of the actually up to 2023 trainer contracts. Barça had first rejected the payment, it said. Now the sum should be applied equally from FC Barcelona and Xavi, wrote the Spanish newspaper "Mundo Deportivo".
Xavi had played between 1998 and 2015 for Barca and won the Champions League with the club four times. He became the world and European champion with the Spanish national team. Now he performs the succession of the scarfist coach Ronald Koeman. On the 41-year-olds, the severe task is waiting to lead the traditional club from the sporting crisis after the departure from Superstar Lionel Messi.
Xavi: "The dream has become reality" .
© provided by Sofoot The legend is back at home. named Barça coach on the night Friday to Saturday , Xavi landed at the end of the morning in Barcelona. The new Catalan coach has delivered its first impressions on the club channel. "I can not wait to start, meet the players and talk with them. It was my dream and the dream became reality. It is a challenge that the staff and I are ready to take up. We need supporters and we have to make them happy.