Spanish giants Barcelona have confirmed former midfielder, Xavi as their new first-team coach following the sacking of their dutch manager and former player Ronald Koeman.

According to the clubs statement, Xavi was signed on a contract until 2024, following the sacking of Koeman.

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.

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Barcelona club statement reads;

“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.”