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Pictures; Xavi presented as new Barcelona coach

The Barcelona legend was unveiled to 10,000 fans at the Camp Nou on Monday after his signing was confirmed from Al Sadd.

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xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez

Xavi was joined by new President Laporta at the unveiling and the legendary former midfielder admit the team is in a bad moment but called on the fans to support the team because they need them more than ever.

xavi hernandez and joan laporta
xavi hernandez and joan laporta

‘I don’t want to get too emotional,’ he told them. ‘So I can just tell you one thing – we are the best club in the world. And we will work with the highest standards to have success. We cannot accept defeats or draws, we have to win every game. We are going to work to try and win many titles, thank you very much, this is an emotional moment for me. We need you. Especially during the bad moments. We are in a difficult situation as a club. We need you more than ever.’

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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.

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Barcelona set to announce Xavi as new coach on thursday

The Catalan giants are expected to announce club legend and highly decorated former midfielder Xavi Hernandez as their new coach after the sacking of Dutch coach and former barca player Ronald Koeman.

xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez

Xavi is set to leave his job as the current manager of Al Saad, he will be in charge of his last game as the manager of the Qatar club on Wednesday before he faces a new challenge in Barcelona.

xavi hernandez
xavi hernandez

The imminent arrival of Xavi is expected to boost the mood around the club and help lift the club from bad performances this season.