Barcelona confirm Xavi as new first team coach

Barcelona have confirmed former midfielder, Xavi as their new first-team coach on a contract until 2024, following the sacking of Koeman.

Barcelona confirm Xavi as new coach

Dutch coach, Ronald Koeman was sacked following a 1-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano last month, which left Barca ninth in LaLiga.

The Spanish side had received the green light on Friday to sign the 41-year-old club legend, after they paid the release in his contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd.

Barcelona confirm Xavi as new coach

“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 welcoming him back to the club.

Xavi Hernandez played for Barcelona for 17 years, making 767 appearances and winning 25 trophies, including four Champions League wins and eight league titles.