A 2 a.m. on November 6, 2021, the Barcelona announced the arrival of Xavi Hernandez. The Catalan coach took the team after the defeat of the block against the Vallecano Ray and the subsequent dismissal of Koeman. Only two years have passed, but the coach is recovering the Barça essence. In its palmarsa league and a Spanish Super Cup.
Xavi He arrived at the entity aware of the economic difficulties that the club was going through and that he had to return the enthusiasm to the stands. It didn’t take long for the former midfielder to connect with the fans and earn the affection of what had been his fans as a player. At the staff level, he has made a great revolution. Only eight players survive since the coach’s arrival. Along the way, the departure of some of the most important footballers such as Alba, Piqu or Busquets and the emergence of the young promises of the quarry.
As coach of Barcelona He has directed 105 games, with 66 wins, 19 draws and 20 losses. In its first campaign, 21-22, the block which finished second in LaLigawas eliminated in the group stage of the Championsin quarters of the Europa League and in eighths of the Copa. Furthermore, he fell in the semifinals of the Super Cup against him Real Madrid.
Last year, the team took a step forward. He was champion of LaLiga and of the Super Cupbut fell in the semifinals of the Copain the league of the Champions and in sixteenths of the Europa League. This year, at the moment, he is four away from the leadership of First and very alive in the Champions League.
360 degree trainer
XaviIn addition to being a coach, he has become a representative of the club, spokesperson, psychologistmediator, image… The technician has had to face the media with many compromised and hot issues on the table, such as the case Negreira, Alvesthe episode of Matas Messithe women’s soccer medals…, and it has never been hidden.
This Monday, the Catalan celebrates his second anniversary at the head of the entity. Precisely, a month and a half ago it renewed until 2025 with the option of one more year.
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