At the club legend’s first press conference, Xavi mentioned that his tenure would be based on discipline and high standards, with the club’s dressing room and backstage staff following the new rules. Although new Barca boss Xavi has no control over the dire financial situation Barca is currently in, he needs to bring a new attitude to the dressing room and plans to enforce the change with some new rules. Xavi Hernandez returned to Barcelona as head coach and revealed that he not only turned down the position twice before, first because he wasn’t ready and then because he didn’t believe what the previous government or the club had done. Chaotic situation. So much so that he also missed the opportunity to return home with the Brazilian national team under Tite. That’s because Barca’s Xavi Hernandez has been called the club’s manager many times, and there are also rumours that Messi wants him at the club. Xavi, who made 767 appearances for Barca, was a key player for the club during his first term as Laporta president from 2003 to 2010, and they have maintained a good relationship.
Barcelona won legendary midfielder Xavi’s first game with a 1-0 win in the Catalan derby, boosting the morale of a side that has changed so much since the disaster of sacked manager Ronald Koeman. Xavi must also focus on the final years of the players’ careers, former Messi team-mates, with Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets still playing critical roles at Barcelona. Xavi is very familiar with the club’s ethics. Xavi will support and develop the club’s young players and will not make some remarks that are not suitable for fans in public like Koeman. Xavi Hernandez can bring the lost spark back to Barcelona, and now that Lionel Messi is gone, Barcelona needs a talent who can save them as a mid-level team.
Xavi took over the charge of Barcelona when they were struggling in the ninth spot in La Liga and was on their way to Europa League after poor performances in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Xavi managed Al Sadd previously and did a good job there, which attracted Barca’s team to go with Xavi. Xavi has made good improvements in the side and was helped by the club in the January transfer window to get some players that will help them regain their form. As the club manager, Xavi had helped them move to the third spot and compete for the top spot, which was unlikely when they were under Koeman.
Xavi has managed 16 La Liga matches for Barcelona, from which he has only lost one game and won 11 with four draws. After being relegated to the Europa League, Barcelona was marked as favourites to win the tournament, and they are playing like that, making their way in the quarterfinals. In La Liga, Barcelona is performing exceptionally well. Their recent 4-0 away win against Real Madrid has given the fans hope to compete for prominent titles in the coming seasons under their new manager Xavi.