Barcelona’s New Coach Will Suffer -Xavi

Barca Sack Xavi After Trophyless Season

Xavi Hernández has predicted a difficult time for the incoming Barcelona Head coach.

Barcelona finished the LaLiga campaign with a win against Sevilla just two days after the club announced Xavi would be sacked at the end of the season.

Speaking after the win against Sevilla, Xavi told DAZN:”I don’t think the work we have done has been sufficiently valued considering the adverse situation we came into,”

“Barça were ninth in the table when we arrived at the end of 2021. We finished second. Then, in the first full season [in charge], we won two trophies [LaLiga and the Spanish Supercopa].

“This year has not been at the level required, but it’s come down to details in several key games. It’s a shame. I am sad, but this is the job of a coach.”

ESPN have revealed that Hansi Flick will replace Xavi, with the Germán coach’s appointment expected to be announced in the coming days.

“They have to know it is a difficult situation, because Barcelona is a difficult club, but also because of the adverse financial situation, above all [LaLiga’s] financial fair play rules,” Xavi said when asked if he had any advice for his successor.

“It won’t be easy at all. They will suffer and they will need patience because it’s a really difficult job. The only thing that can save them is winning, whether they have been part of the club or not [previously].

“I have been looked at through a magnifying glass and a certain level of expectations were generated, because I was part of Barça’s best ever era, which has played against me.”

Xavi initially announced in January he would step down this summer, but he reversed his decision in April before being fired in a meeting with club president Joan Laporta on Friday.

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