Xavi Hernandez returns home after 6 years. A historic day for Barcelona fans, as former team captain Xavi Hernández takes over the reins of the team, becoming official on the Catalans’ bench. One of the best players in the history of Barça thus takes over the task succeeding Sergi Barjuan, who replaces the Dutchman Ronald Koeman who was fired on 27 October. Former coach of Al Sadd, the club he stayed at for two seasons, with 7 trophies collected on his CV as coach in Qatar.
Xavi was introduced today at the Camp Nou, in front of a considerable number of fans who had filled the stadium stairs, proving that the Blaugrana people believe in him. The 41-year-old was introduced by the president, Joan Laporta and in the background with the anthem of Barcelona, he appears happy, which was reflected in his eyes.
“First of all I want to thank the club for the trust and I am here to do well, to win and get the team back where it deserves. I am very, very happy to be here, at home, at the biggest club in the world. We will try to recover very quickly, win every match and bring back the trout, here in this stadium “were the first words of Xavi who was present at the presentation together with his family.
After the short speech, Laporta and Xavi moved to the official firm that connects him for 2 years with Barcelona with the option of renewal.
After the signing, Laporta also expressed his happiness for this agreement:
“Xavi, welcome home. “I am very happy, very excited to be here.”
Expectations at Xavi are high, although it comes at a very difficult time, perhaps the most difficult both in terms of sports and economics in recent times. Xavi is a beloved personality in Barcelona, who has Cruyff’s philosophy in his DNA and was also the director of Pep Guardiola’s schemes, so fans, players and the club dream and believe of Xavi who is seen as the right man. to rebuild the club. Everyone is already waiting for better days and to leave behind this difficult situation, but time and result will show Xavi’s influence at Barcelona.