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LaLiga: Why I Joined Barcelona – New Manager, Hansi Flick

Barcelona’s new manager, Hansi Flick has opened up on why he chose to be the manager of the Spanish club.
According to him, he joined the La Liga giant because he shared the same vision, possession and quality football with the Catalan club.

The German, on Wednesday, officially signed a contract that will see him remain at Camp Nou until 30 June 2026.

Speaking after he was announced as the new manager, Flick, who replaced Xavi Hernandez, also said he was proud to be at Barca.
According to him, he wants to improve Barcelona’s academy players.
“I’m proud to be at Barça, it’s a wonderful and incredible club really,” Flick said.
“We share the same vision, possession and quality football.
“Barça has La Masia, one of the best academies in the world; so our mission is to improve all the players.”
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LaLiga: I Am Leaving Barcelona At End Of Season – Coach, Xavi Shocks Fans

Xavi Hernandez, the Barcelona manager, has revealed he will be leaving the LaLiga club at the end of this season.

Xavi was speaking after the Catalans lost 5-3 to Villarreal in a league game on Saturday.

The result leaves Barca 10 points behind rivals Real Madrid on the log.

According to Xavi, he spoke with the board and communicated his decision.

He said: “I will leave Barcelona in June.

“We have reached a point of no return. It’s time for change. As a Culé, I think that it’s time to leave.

“I spoke with the board and the club today. I will leave on the 30th of June.”

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La Liga Gives Messi Conditions To Return To Barcelona From PSG

Javier Tebas, the La Liga President, has talked about Lionel Messi’s return to the league.

He said Messi will earn less at Barcelona if he makes a return from Paris Saint-Germain.

Messi is set to leave the Ligue 1 champions this summer when his current contract expires.

The Argentina captain was suspended by PSG this week, following an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia.

It is believed the relationship between Messi and the French club is now broken.

Tebas has now said for Messi to rejoin Barcelona, the La Liga side must also sell players for good amounts.

“If Barça signs Leo Messi, his salary will be less than what it is at Paris Saint-Germain.

“His return is now conditional on selling players. I think that Barça will get a good amount from selling players this summer,” Tebas said.

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Cadiz requests a replay of the final nine minutes of their La Liga match against Elche.

In a statement, Cadiz demanded a review of the last moments of their match with Elche since VAR was ineffective in stopping a late equalizer they conceded.

On Monday night, the club was just minutes away from a crucial win in their relegation battle when Ezequiel Ponce equalized for the visitors.

According to a video circulating online, Ponce came back from an offside position to help spark a move that he eventually finished with a bullet header.

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Cadiz, who are currently 18th in La Liga, expressed disappointment that the goal was allowed to stand. The club also threatened legal action as a result of the two points loss.

The statement read;

“Today, January 17, 2023, the legal services of CÁDIZ CF SAD have submitted to the competent federative authorities, a brief challenging the meeting held before ELCHE, C.F., S.A.D, by virtue of which the annulment is requested of the well-deserved match and its resumption from minute 81 of it, at which time the refereeing team validated the goal scored by the ELCHE, C.F., S.A.D. D. Ezequiel Ponce, despite being preceded by a resounding and flagrant offside, not susceptible to interpretation, as shown by the images of the match.

“Quite the contrary, if necessary at the end of the season, depending on the sporting and economic damages that may be inferred from the final classification of CÁDIZ, C.F., S.A.D. In the First Division category, this Entity will evaluate the exercise of as many legal actions that assist it in Law, including the action of patrimonial responsibility against the persons, physical or legal, that in the last instance must respond for the damages and losses caused to CÁDIZ , C.F., S.A.D.”

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Barcelona appoint Xavi as new head coach

The Catalan giants welcomed their legendary midfielder back as head coach after sacking Ronald Koeman due to consecutive bad results.

xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez

Barcelona got the go ahead from Al Sadd to start talks with Xavi who has been with the Qatar side since 2019 aftter they paid the buyout clause in his contract.

“FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Xavi Hernandez for him to become first team coach for the rest of the current season and two more seasons,” the club said in a statement that was headlined “WELCOME BACK HOME, XAVI!”

xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez

Barca welcomed the midfielder who played for 17 years and made 767 appearances winning 25 trophies, including four Champions League wins and eight league titles.

Xavi shared a video after the news was confirmed saying ; “It wasn’t goodbye, it was ‘see you soon’. The Camp Nou has always been my home,” Xavi said in a video addressed to the fans. You’re my fans, my people, the club that I love the most. And now, I’m coming home. See you soon, Culers. Forca Barca!”

xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez

Xavi will be unveiled on Monday before his managerial career starts at the club November 20 after the international break.