The presidency and the new Barça sports management are so focused on planning the 2023-24 team that they did not pay attention to the coach’s contract, which expires next year.
Now that LaLiga Santander has been won and there are no more competitions to worry about, the FC Barcelona he is 100% focused on the next season, just like Xavi. These days there is talk of signings, renewals and departures in the squad, referring to the players. However, they have not realized that the contract of the Catalan mister, expires in 2024.
Xavi is one of the greatest architects of the conquests this season (Spanish Super Cup and league) and thinking about his renewal is more than necessary. However, the Tarrasense coach states that they should not worry about him, because there are priorities like Lionel Messi for example. What the coach wants the most is to be given the squad that he has asked for, then they will see about his contract extension.
Message of tranquility from Xavi to the fans of FC Barcelona
In the press conference prior to the game against Real Sociedad, the míster culé spoke of his relationship with the team in the medium and long term. And it is that most know that his contract only has one year left, and at the moment nothing is mentioned about its renewal. However, he gave a message of calm for all those who want to continue seeing him on the bench.
“We’ve talked, but it won’t be a problem. It’s not the priority, I have a contract next year… the priority is to make a competitive team, strengthen ourselves well and win titles… I won’t be a problem for the club, although I have read that there are discrepancies”. Xavi said. Thus, the 43-year-old coach made it clear that his renewal will be arranged during the next season.
Will there be Xavi for a long time at FC Barcelona?
In football and more with the coaching profession, things work based on results. If a coach doesn’t get the expected performance, he can leave at any time, which doesn’t work with the players. That is why Xavi wanted to say that signing a 5-year contract is useless, if the level is so low in the first games that it could be grounds for dismissal.
“I would stay for the rest of my life, but it is about results and performance. This season gives me credit to go on and start the season. Barça is the most demanding and difficult club in the world. I don’t know, let’s see. It depends on the results” declared the champion coach, who for now is concentrating on playing the remaining games of the season.