March 1st, 2024

Xavi won’t continue as Barcelona coach after this season

By The Associated Press on January 27, 2024.

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Xavi Hernández won’t continue as Barcelona’s coach after this season.

Xavi announced his decision on Saturday, minutes after Barcelona lost to Villarreal 5-3 in the Spanish league, leaving it 10 points adrift of leader Real Madrid.

“The players need a chance of dynamic and a change of situation,” Xavi said. “I think it is necessary.”

Xavi returned to coach Barcelona in November 2021. He led it to the Spanish league title last season. He has a contract through the end of next season.

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