Xavi Hernández tras la final de la Supercopa de España


The intra-history of Xavi's 'goodbye' to Barça

Published:28/01/2024 - 19:01h

Updated:28/01/2024 - 19:01h

More details have been revealed about Xavi Hernández's decision to put an end to his time as FC Barcelona coach when the season ends. January was the breaking point for the one from Terrassa

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Xavi Hernández informed that from 30 June will leave to form part of the organisation chart of the FC Barcelona. The sportive crisis of the team has carried him to take the decision to step at the side and that the club begin a new stage with somebody more in the bench. For the Barcelona directors was a surprise, because they did not expect that it already had taken the decision, especially when minutes before his meeting with Joan Laporta had reaffirmed his confidence in him.

The true is that, as it has revealed the own technician, has not been a decision taken "in hot" neither product of the frustration by the goleada fit against the Villarreal -that has been the most cruel for Xavi-. It had it meditado from does some weeks after analysing all the panorama with his nearer surroundings. Go out of the Barça was turning into a need by all the noise, tension and feeling of not being able to advance in the project and, finally, this Saturday has announced it, leaving clear that there is not gone back backwards.

The Supercopa of Spain, a point of break

The possibility to leave the bench culé began to take strength with the defeat and goleada in front of the Real Madrid in the final of the Supercopa of Spain. The Barça fell of deafening way and lost the first title of the season in a party in which, if the ones of Ancelotti had not gone down the rhythm, would have annotated two or three goals more, as little. 'Sportive world' has reviewed that, in this moment, Xavi saw unable to "change the spiral" in which it was the team, futbolística and emotionally.

The varapalo in Saudi Arabia was the point of break for the trainer egarense, that had the intention to announce his decision a lot before, but did not find a moment calm. The results did not accompany (neither accompany) to the Barça and did not want to seed more tension and pressure on the players, especially, but it sucedido in Lluís Compannys, with boos and whistles from the terracings, precipitated everything.

Finally, the technician communicated the decision to Joan Laporta before the press conference and explained the reasons of his goodbye. As it comes commenting in the last hours, the president tried to convince him that no 'precipitated' in taking the decision to leave , but besides -as 'MD'-, asked him that it did not communicate it immediately. Xavi took the reins and finish a 'novel' that surely went to add a lot of chapters in the weeks to come.

Xavi sacked 'alone' in Montjuïc

It left to the room of press immediately to give a brief speech before it began the round of questions. It remained 'alone', of some way, with the company of his wife, Núria Cunillera, and his brother, Óscar. The rest of the expedition, included Joan Laporta or Deco and the players, already had split to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. His only arrepentimiento is to have not been able to communicate it immediately to the footballers, with those who finish conversing this Sunday.

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