Barcelona has made a definitive decision regarding the future of manager Xavi following their qualification for the Champions League round of 16.
The uncertainty surrounding the club legend and former midfielder arose amid Barcelona’s perceived struggle in recent matches. Currently positioned fourth in the league table, trailing league leaders Real Madrid and Girona by 4 points, Barcelona faced questions about Xavi’s managerial tenure.
Despite these challenges, Barcelona secured a 2-1 victory against FC Porto on Tuesday night, ensuring their place in the Champions League round of sixteen.
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Addressing Xavi’s future post-game, Barça’s director, Deco, affirmed, “We have opted to extend Xavi’s contract because we have complete trust in him. There are no doubts. There is no debate about him. However, we are accustomed to such speculations; rumors circulate around Barcelona when our performance is not at its best.”