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Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by AImiron: 7:29pm On May 24
Xavi will take charge of Barcelona for the final time on Sunday, when they host Sevilla in their last La Liga match of the season.

The 44-year-old, who had been contracted until 2025, was informed of the club's decision during a meeting with club president Joan Laporta and sporting director Deco on Friday - exactly one month since it was announced that he would remain at the club.

Former Spain midfielder Xavi said in January that he was going leave the Camp Nou, but he was persuaded to stay by Laporta in April.

But recent comments from Xavi, in which he opened up about the club's financial struggles, are said to have angered Laporta.

Barcelona said they would like to "thank Xavi for his work as a coach" since taking charge in 2021.

"It is never easy to leave the club of your life, but I am very proud after two and a half years at the head of a dressing room that has been like a second family," said Xavi in an open letter issued on social media.

"From Sunday I will be just one more Barca fan, in the stands.

"Because before being a player or a coach I am a Barcelona fan and I only want the best for the club in my life, which will always have me at its disposal
."

The Catalan club said a "new structure" will be confirmed in the coming days, with Flick set to take charge.

The 59-year-old has been out of work since he was sacked by Germany in September 2023.

Flick, who replaced Joachim Low as national boss in 2021, became the first Germany manager to be sacked since the role was created in 1926, winning just 12 of his 25 matches in charge.

Flick's stint with Germany came after he guided Bayern Munich to a treble in 2020, winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League.

Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski, 35, played under Flick at the Allianz Arena for two seasons.

After guiding Barcelona to the La Liga title in 2022-23, Xavi's side put up a disappointing defence to their crown this term.

The Catalans are 12 points behind rivals Real Madrid, with one game remaining in the season.

Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by Paris St-Germain.

Xavi spent 17 years with Barcelona as a player, having emerged from the club's La Masia academy.

After four years' playing for Qatari side Al-Sadd, Xavi retired in 2019 to take over the side as manager.

He remained in Qatar for a further two seasons, before replacing Ronald Koeman in November 2021 as Barcelona boss.

Xavi helped the club to the La Liga title and Spanish Cup during his first full season in charge, earning the side a return to the Champions League.

Sevilla boss Quique Sanchez Flores has criticised Barcelona's treatment of Xavi.

"I shouldn't say this, but how badly Barcelona treats its legends. What a bad streak," Flores told reporters on Friday afternoon.

"With Koeman, with Messi, with Xavi now - how bad. I wish clubs treated their legends well. That would be fantastic. Xavi is a legend of the club."

Flores added he had "doubts the criticism about him [Xavi] is correct".

Barcelona will finish the season second in LaLiga behind champions Real Madrid and Xavi will remain in charge for the game at Sevilla.

During his 141 games as Barcelona boss, Xavi won 89 matches - giving him a 63% win ratio.

Source: BBCSPORT

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by AImiron: 7:34pm On May 24
Thank you Xavi
I wish you all the best

We need this change badly and I hope Flick don't turn out to be another Ten hag
.

Nlfpmod frontpage my boss

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by simpleseyi: 8:31pm On May 24
Okay nah. That's the game
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by tegini: 8:32pm On May 24
Xavi is a a good coach but the expectations from the catalonians is too much , I want xavi in premier league.

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by iCauseTrouble: 8:32pm On May 24
Great Player, Useless Coach.

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by khingTony(m): 8:32pm On May 24
cry

We need something new, Xavi should not take this too deep, it's for the best interest of the club, I'm sure as a fan he'll understand smiley

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by EnglishUsa: 8:32pm On May 24
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by EnglishUsa: 8:32pm On May 24
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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by nairalee(m): 8:32pm On May 24
XAVI: I'll resign @ the end of the season
BARCA: Pls stay
XAVI: Okay I'll stay
BARCA: We no longer require your services


Ouch!

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Hezzyluv: 8:32pm On May 24
They have sack Xavi Hernandez, let them replace him with Xavi Alonso. grin

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by AngelicBeing: 8:33pm On May 24
cheesy

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Mide70: 8:34pm On May 24
So many managers actually plan to leave their clubs and many of them would be sacked. Many job opportunities for many coaches .
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by VeryDarkMan01(m): 8:34pm On May 24
It's a nice development
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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Dexy4yah(m): 8:34pm On May 24
undecided
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by allen113: 8:34pm On May 24
See Flick way Chelsea for carry

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Caramia2020(m): 8:34pm On May 24
Sack sack, who is next?

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Calenikan(m): 8:35pm On May 24
shocked shocked shocked
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Judolisco(m): 8:35pm On May 24
Confused club
Xavi said he was leaving after d season.... They begged him to stay
He agreed to stay..... Now they fired him grin

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Sapiens3: 8:36pm On May 24
They will also sack this one after next season

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by tenpipsperday: 8:36pm On May 24
Oga stop the lies. Barca didn't sack Xavi, he opted to step down at the end of the season. Tomorrow you came and tell us Liverpool sacked Klopp

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Niok: 8:37pm On May 24
Chelshit should go for xavi
If they want to become a serious club again
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by veekid(m): 8:38pm On May 24
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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Tecnophone: 8:39pm On May 24
Hahaha, nice development
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Yelight(m): 8:39pm On May 24
If you were going to end up sacking him, why begged him to stay?
Best wishes Xavi.

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by kennyz247(m): 8:39pm On May 24
Al these teams owners with no element of patience..
I don't understand weda dey want coaches to to perform magic on players with zero experience and players with no character

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Emu4life(m): 8:41pm On May 24
La Porta is an Idiot

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by esivue007(m): 8:41pm On May 24
Laporta abi wetin Den dey call u angry
Just so you know dat
Hansi flick plays HIghline with madt high intensity attacking football.
I hope barca players will cope?
Excluding Lewi though.


But wait o,
No be u beg Xavi recently say make him no leave even after he has decided to part way with una .

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by SyrusdeHansome(m): 8:41pm On May 24
Caramia2020:
Sack sack, who is next?
You.
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by Judithjovial(f): 8:41pm On May 24
Una too slow with news update lately

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Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by SyrusdeHansome(m): 8:41pm On May 24
Caramia2020:
Sack sack, who is next?
Re: Barcelona Sack Xavi With Flick Set To Replace Him by OKOATA(m): 8:43pm On May 24
He had a few cups to his name. He tried and I believe he's an elite already.

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