Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez was the mastermind as the Catalan giants secured three league wins in a row after the 3-1 victory over visitors Celta Vigo. The Catalans struggled badly in the league earlier in the season under Dutchman Ronald Koeman before he was replaced by Xavi Hernandez. Since the appointment of the former Spanish international midfielder towards the end of last year, results have improved drastically. Xavi Hernandez has been able to take Barcelona into the top two ahead of the final two weeks of the season after the club was languishing in a disappointing ninth position when he took the job.
Ahead of the Celta Vigo game, Barcelona had already sealed Champions League football for next season and they had the chance to move a step closer to securing a top-two spot for the season. They were able to get the win needed to move closer to a top-two spot. Continue reading →
Barcelona are back to winning ways following the 1-0 away win over Real Sociedad on Thursday night. Xavi Hernandez and his players have been able to return to winning ways after a run of two straight defeats in all competitions.
Club legend Xavi has done a very good job since taking charge of the first team at Barcelona last year. The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner was given the job as the permanent manager at the Nou Camp after Dutchman Ronald Koeman was sacked after an average start to the season. With the help of a few signing during the January transfer window, Xavi Hernandez has been able to transform the fortunes of the Catalan giants until the last two matches before the trip to Anoeta to take on Real Sociedad. Continue reading →
A lot of people were not convinced that Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez was the right man for the job when the Joan Laporta-led board turned to him shortly after Dutchman Ronald Koeman was fired as the Barcelona manager. Four months later, it is safe to say that Xavi Hernandez has won a big fraction of the people who doubted him to his side with the way he has been able to transform Barcelona into a real force on the pitch once again.
When Xavi Hernandez took over towards the end of last year, Barcelona were on their way out of the Champions League and also struggling to be part of the discussions on the teams that would qualify for Champions League football next season via the Spanish La Liga. Continue reading →
One of the most unexpected transfer stories of recent times will definitely be the Adama Traore move from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Barcelona. The Spanish La Liga giants secured the loan signing of the pacy winger in quite a shocking deal this January and not a lot of people saw it coming. Traore, a Spain international attacker, decided to return to the Camp Nou having graduated from the La Masia Academy before leaving for more playing time and finding himself in England.
There had been several speculations linking Traore with a move away from the Molineux since last summer and Tottenham Hotspur were one of the clubs particularly linked with making a move for him. Spurs were said to be keen on adding the fast winger to their ranks while the north London club were still under the management of Nuno Espirito Santo, Traore’s former boss. However, the move never happened but Spurs returned for the player this January under Antonio Conte but nothing still happened.
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Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez started his career as a Spanish La Liga manager with a win over Espanyol in the Catalan derby over the weekend. Xavi Hernandez was able to mark the occasion of his first game as the new Barcelona manager.
Xavi Hernandez is the man that Barcelona president Joan Laporta has turned to so as to get the club to where it belongs. The former midfielder was successful at the start of his managerial career at Al-Sadd in Qatar. Barcelona had to pay a compensation to make Xavi their new maanager.
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Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez will demand five signings if he returns to the Nou Camp to replace Dutchman Ronald Koeman as their manager. This is according to the report from El Nacional which stated that former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez will request for five new players before he accepts the managerial position at the club.
Xavi Hernandez came through the famed La Masia Academy and he went on to become a key player for the club. The Spaniard was an important player for Barcelona in their most successful era. He is one of many names who have been linked with the managerial position at the Nou Camp with Koeman under serious pressure to turn the fortunes of the club around especially in the Champions League. Continue reading →
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has an interest in Premier League management. The ex-Spanish national team player made this known in an exclusive interview with English publication The Times. According to him, he would like to manage in the Premier League partly due to the atmosphere in the stadiums.
Xavi Hernandez said he has been told wonderful things about the Premier League including how the fans treat and respect their players and coaches. Continue reading →