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Led by Lewandowski: 5 players urging Barcelona to sack Xavi

In recent days, Barcelona coach Xavi has found himself at the center of a swirling storm, with his future at the club hanging in the balance. The Spaniard had initially planned to depart Barcelona ahead of the season's conclusion. Nonetheless, he reversed his decision following a series of discussions with club president Joan Laporta. This […]

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/ 1 day ago

No more Mr. Nice? Sacking Xavi will cost Barcelona big penny

There have been reports circulating this week that Barcelona fire manager Xavi Hernandez, and the speculations have only intensified since. He has a contract that lasts until 2025, so the 44-year-old will be in charge for the next season, as he revealed last month. Despite having announced his resignation once the campaign's conclusion came, he […]

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/ 15 days ago

MLS and Saudi re-emerge? Xavi won't rule out Lewandowski exit

Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski's summer departure remains a possibility, according to his coach Xavi. While the season winds down, many are wondering what will happen between Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona. Despite being the most productive player on Xavi's team, the 35-year-old Polish striker is reportedly set to leave next summer. Coming up on his 36th […]

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/ 25 days ago

Xavi elects to stay at Barcelona and manage in 2024/25

Spanish manager Xavi is staying at Barcelona for at least one additional season. In doing so, Xavi goes back on his words that he would leave after the current campaign. Barring a near-impossible comeback in LaLiga, the Catalan club will not win any trophies this year. However, the 2022/23 LaLiga champions have seen some positive […]

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/ 29 days ago

Not short of options: Ajax now look at Xavi amid Potter talk

Ajax are reportedly in the running to hire Xavi Hernandez, who is leaving his position as head coach of Barcelona, immediately. In October 2023, the Eredivisie team fired Maurice Steijn and are currently seeking a new permanent manager. John van't Schip, the club's temporary head coach, has since made many fruitless efforts to improve the […]

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/ 32 days ago

Marquez may replace Xavi at Barcelona earlier than expected

Former Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez has emerged as a serious candidate to replace Xavi as the club's head coach. Marquez only began coaching in 2020 and is currently the manager of Barcelona's B team. The two former players were teammates at the Catalan club for seven years between 2003 and 2010. Barcelona collected a series […]

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/ 39 days ago

Who represents Barcelona's values better: Xavi or Enrique?

The UEFA Champions League clash between PSG and Barcelona pits Xavi against his former manager, Luis Enrique. As players, both had sensational careers with Barcelona. Luis Enrique came over from Real Madrid to score over 100 goals in 300 appearances. Xavi led Barcelona to its most successful run in the club's history out of the […]

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/ 44 days ago

Xavi to MLS rumors swirl after recent Inter Miami slump

There is another potential Barcelona reunion in the works at Inter Miami. As if having Messi, Suarez, Busquets, and Alba at Miami was not enough. There are whispers that Inter Miami may be tempted to give Xavi the chance to succeed Tata Martino as manager this summer. In 2024, Martino will be under even greater […]

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/ 47 days ago

Why Barcelona needs Xavi to stay despite desire to leave the club

The impending departure of Xavi from Barcelona has several key ramifications. For one, the club is losing an icon because he claims it will release the tension within the club, perhaps attributing the massive pressure of managing Barcelona to personal struggles. This also means Barcelona will be back in the market for a manager. Whoever […]

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/ 58 days ago

Barcelona hopes Xavi reverses decision and remains with club

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has proclaimed that he wants current head coach Xavi to remain at the role. The manager previously announced back in January that he would be stepping down from the position at the end of the current campaign. Xavi's comments came following the club's 5-3 home loss to Villarreal. The Catalan club […]

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/ 76 days ago

Barcelona loses dynamic midfield pair to injury after draw

Pedri and Frenkie de Jong, arguably the two most important midfielders for Barcelona, will miss extended periods of time with injury. Both players required substitutions during Barcelona's dreary scoreless draw at Athletic Club this weekend. That game provided Barcelona a chance to close the gap with Real Madrid to six points in LaLiga. Now, the […]

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/ 77 days ago

Xavi tells all: Will he reconsider decision to leave Barcelona?

Xavi Hernandez's team has been on a fine run of form since he revealed in January that he would be leaving as Barcelona head coach at season's end. On top of being in a respectable position to make it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, they have grabbed 13 of the last 15 La […]

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/ 92 days ago

It's not just Milan: Xavi reveals biggest sacrifices for Barcelona

More than two weeks have passed since Xavi declared his intention to leave his position as manager of Barcelona at the conclusion of the current season. The idea that he should "liberate the players and relieve external pressure" was his motive. Unfortunately, the impact he had hoped for from his statement has been severely lacking. […]

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/ 106 days ago

Xavi: "I don't enjoy time as Barcelona coach"

After Barcelona's distressing 5-3 loss to Villarreal, a tumultuous evening unfolded as club executives convened to discuss whether Xavi would continue as coach. President Laporta opted to keep Xavi, but a message from the coach expressing his desire to leave shocked the board. Despite efforts to dissuade him, the 44-year-old affirmed his decision to depart […]

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/ 108 days ago

Pundit makes bold claim: Messi should replace Xavi at Barcelona

It is already determined that Xavi Hernandez will relinquish his post as manager of Barcelona next season. After that, the club will have a new manager. Ex-Premier League player turned English commentator has suggested an intriguing possibility to replace him. In Xavi's first full season as manager of the club where he spent much of […]