Barcelona fires coach Xavi and Hansi Flick is ready to replace him | football news

Barcelona have sacked coach Xavi after three years in charge, with former Bayern Munich and Germany boss Hansi Flick set to replace him.

The 44-year-old Spaniard will take charge of Barcelona’s final game of the season against Sevilla on Sunday before leaving the club.

The decision to sack Xavi comes a month after Barcelona convinced him to stay on as coach after he initially planned to leave at the end of this campaign.

Xavi’s turbulent 2024 with Barcelona

  • January 27, 2024: Xavi announces he is leaving Barcelona, ​​describing the role as “cruel and unpleasant.”
  • April 24, 2024: Barcelona announces that Xavi has reversed his decision and will take the team into next season.
  • May 24, 2024 – Xavi is fired as Barcelona coach

According to Sky in GermanyBarcelona has reached a verbal agreement with Flick to become coach. The Spanish club says it plans to make an announcement regarding Xavi’s replacement in the coming days.

A statement from the Catalan club said: “FC Barcelona would like to thank Xavi for his work as a coach, as well as his inimitable career as a player and as team captain, and wishes him every future success in the world.”

Xavi will leave Barcelona with the club in second place in the table, but goes into the final day of the season on Sunday 12 points behind champions Real Madrid.

The Spaniard also led the Catalans to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but lost to Paris Saint-Germain.

Overall, Xavi won the La Liga title in 2023 and also won the Spanish Super Cup a few months later.

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