Xavi Hernandez to step down from the “cruel” and “unpleasant” job of being FC Barcelona’s coach. He gave an official statement of stepping down from his position at the end of season, on Saturday.
Xavi’s Official Statement: A Final Decision
At the press conference after the match on Saturday, where FC Barcelona played against Villarreal in La Liga, Xavi made a shocking announcement. He stated that he would be leaving the team at the end of the season on June 30, 2024. After discussing with Barcelona’s club and board, he spoke to reporters about the final decision.
Cause of the Unpredicted Decision
The stirring revelation was followed by the match on Saturday, where Xavi’s team, FC Barcelona got defeated with 3-5 to Villarreal in La Liga. The netizens are speculating that this not-so-good result might have affected the hardworking coach.
But the reason for his resignation is something else, he revealed.
While interacting with the reporters after the match, Xavi stated that it was the “time for change.” He clearly mentioned that the decision made by him would remain unaltered, irrespective of any future circumstances. He spoke about taking this decision days ago and is now ready to make it “public.” The coach mentioned how his feelings and ‘sentiments are hurt’ because of the disrespect he earns from the people “a lot of the time.”
He said that being Barça’s manager and coach is “cruel” as well as something “unpleasant.” He stated that there are people who solely blame him for all the misfortune that the team deals with which has ‘affected his mental health.’ Since he didn’t anymore want to bring his morale down and affect his mental health, he took the difficult decision of resigning as the coach for the team. He believes that after going through all that he went through, there is “no sense in continuing.”
Xavi also explained that this is the “best” solution for Barcelona because it would help the team to grow further.
Hernandes believes that he is making the right decision after so long because he wants his team to do good and not the opposite.
Xavi’s journey as a coach for FC Barcelona
Xavi Hernandez is a former football player. After his retirement, he transformed himself into a coach and a manager.
In November, in the year 2021, he returned to his team Barcelona, as a manager. He helped the team win the 39th edition of the 2022-23 Supercopa de Espana. Under his training, he even helped the team grab the title of La Liga 2022-23.
Barça’s hunt for a new manager
After the statement given by the current manager of the team Xavi, Barcelona is in search of a ‘new manager.’
There is a rumor that either Thiago Motta or Rafa Marquez will take the position of Xavi Hernandez after his resignation. New manager contenders listed; suspense builds for FC Barcelona’s next coach. Let’s await the official announcement.