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Xavi Hernandez has been appointed as the new coach of FC Barcelona


November 6, 2021 00:59 GMT

He is the second player in Barcelona’s history with the most official matches after Lionel Messi.

LFC Barcelona ad This Saturday on their website that Barcelona captain and former midfielder Xavi Hernandez will be the club’s new coach.

“FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Xavi to be the coach of the first team for the remainder of the current season and two others,” the statement read.

Xavi is expected to arrive in Barcelona this weekend and next Monday, November 8Officially, during an event open to the public at the Camp Nou stadium. Later the new technician will give a press conference.

Xavi Hernandez, a trainee in the Barcelona quarry, is the second player in the history of the Barcelona team with the most official matches (767) after Lionel Messi (778). In 17 seasons with the first team (from 1998 to 2015) he managed to win eight La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles and six Spanish Super Cups, in addition to winning the Champions League four times and the Club World Cup twice.

After ending his football career, in 2019 he became the coach of the Qatari club Al-Sadd, where he worked until this week, adding seven titles with the team, three of them in 2021.

This Friday, the president of FC Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporta, make it known That “Xavi’s contract is about to expire and he will be Barcelona’s coach.” Last week, Barcelona eviction To Ronald Komanem due to unfavorable results in recent matches, and Sergey Barguan Has been appointed as a temporary coach.

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