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Xavi's record and stats as the manager of FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta informed Xavi Hernandez this morning that he will not continue as the club manager for the 2024-25 season.

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Xavi's record and stats as Barcelona's manager

Xavi's managerial job at Barcelona comes to an end | Image: ESPN

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Xavi Hernandez is set to leave FC Barcelona and the former Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick will take charge ahead of the 2024-25 season. Barca president Joan Laporta informed the former legendary midfielder this morning that he will not continue as the club manager for the upcoming season. 

In an unprecedented financial crisis at the club, Hernandez took charge in November 2021 with high hopes of returning the Catalan giants to their former glory with attacking football and he almost did that. FC Barcelona finished second in the La Liga points table in his first season but then won the 2022-23 season league title.

But, the Blaugranas went trophyless in the 2023-24 season, allowing Laporta to get rid of the 44-year-old manager. Hernandez's team will most likely finish this league season 12 points behind Real Madrid even if they win against Sevilla on the last matchday. But, with minimal money and support, the former Spain and Barcelona legendary midfielder did enough to get at least another season.

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The 44-year-old announced after the 5-3 home loss that he will leave Barca at the end of the season. The former midfield star said the decision was "for the good of the players" after finding life difficult in 2023/24 following their title win last term. Then Barcelona went on a 13-match unbeaten run, and the fans' perceptions changed completely.

However, he made an unexpected U-turn. On April 25, it was announced the coach would stay until at least the end of his current contract, which expires in June 2025. But, it is now announced that he has to leave the club ahead of the 2024-25 season. Barcelona have always been part of football dramas, it's just another one.

Xavi's record and stats as the manager of FC Barcelona

Xavi's tenure in Barcelona came to an end
Xavi's tenure in Barcelona came to an end | Image: Getty

Xavi has managed Barcelona in 141 games across all competitions and has an average point-per-game record of 2.06. But, what he has done in this critical situation, is remarkable. The Catalan giants are under far greater financial restrictions than they were during Guardiola or Luis Enrique’s reign at the club. This is best illustrated by considering the club’s net spend on transfer fees under each manager.

Ernest Valverde got €285.9 million worth of players and Luis Enrique’s bill came to €188.5 million in the transfer window but the club’s net spend on players during Xavi’s time at Camp Nou stands only at €53.3m. Barcelona are nowhere near the peak of their powers, but for Xavi to have won one La Liga title and come so close to a Champions League semi-final shows that he has done just about all that he could with the squad and financial limitations that he has been handed. 

Matches Wins Draws Losses
141 23 29

Xavi's 2023-24 campaign with Barcelona

Competition Managed Won Drawn Lost PPG
La Liga 37 25 7 5
2.22
Supercopa de Espana 2 1 0 1
1.50
Copa del Rey 3 2 0 1
2.00
UEFA Champions League 10 6 1 3
1.90
Total 52 34 8 10
2.12

Hernandez's 2022-23 campaign with Barcelona

Competition Managed Won Drawn Lost PPG
UEFA Champions League 6 2 1 3
1.17
Supercopa de Espana 2 1 1 0
2.00
La Liga 38 28 4 6
2.32
UEFA Europa League 2 0 1 1
0.50
Copa del Rey 5 4 0 1
2.40
Total 53 35 7 11
2.11

Xavi's 2021-22 campaign with Barcelona

  Competition Managed Won Drawn Lost PPG
Supercopa de Espana 1 0 0 1
0.00
La Liga 26 17 5 4
2.15
UEFA Europa League 6 2 3 1
1.50
Copa del Rey 2 1 0 1
1.50
UEFA Champions League 2 0 1 1
0.50
  Total 37 28 10 8
2.04

Trophies won as a coach

Competition No of titles Date Team
LaLiga 1 22/23 Barcelona
Supercopa Espana 1 22/23 Barcelona
Fc Barcelona La Liga Xavi Joan Laporta Xavi Hernandez Barcelona