Xavi to quit 'cruel, unpleasant' job as Barcelona coach at end of season

28 January 2024
2024-01-28 17:20

Xavi Hernandez won’t continue as Barcelona’s coach after this season, saying he can’t get the team out of a slump. 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. 

Xavi said he made the decision several days ago and although the hard defeat to Villarreal set the scene for him to announce the decision, he would have made it soon enough. He said he hoped this decision will decrease the stress and tension his team is enduring.

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