Barcelona Manager Xavi Hernandez Could Stay At Barcelona Beyond This Season

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Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez could make a U-turn and stay in the Spanish La Liga beyond this season.

The manager is currently seeking project guarantees from the club president, Joan Laporta.

In January 2024, the manager announced he would be leaving the Barcelona team at the end of the season after a series of poor results that saw Girona move above Barcelona on the La Liga table.

The 44-year-old manager described the Barcelona job as cruel and expressed his concerns over his mental health due to his responsibilities at the club.

However, Xavi had turned the poor season around with 11 unbeaten matches, which saw Barcelona qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

In addition, the Barcelona team are currently in the second place on the La Liga table with 67 points from 30 matches. The Barcelona side are focus on chasing Real Madrid for the La Liga title till the end of the season despite eight points differences.

Barcelona Vice President Rafa Yuste Reveals Plans to Convince Xavi Hernandez to Stay in Barcelona 

Yuste has revealed that the club has plans to convince Xavi Hernandez to stay at the club beyond this season.

Before the game against Las Palmas on March 30, 2024, the Barcelona Vice President said, “Xavi knows what we want. It’s his personal decision; what I’m going to do as far as I can is try to convince him to continue.”

“I think we have to let him enjoy himself; there’s still a long way to go in La Liga and also in the Champions League, but he’s a coach who comes from La Masia, and I hope and wish that he continues.”

“We are thinking about a long-term project led by him, and we have a team to do great things in the future. We’re not talking about one or two seasons.”

Despite the actions of the Barcelona hierarchy to convince the manager, the players are adamant that the manager will leave at the end of the season.

How old is Xavi Hernandez? 

The Barcelona manager was born on January 25, 1980, in the city of Terrassa, Spain. He is currently 44 years old, with a height of 5 feet and 7 inches. 

Xavi Hernandez Family 

Xavi Hernandez’s father is named Joaquim Hernandez, who was born on July 26, 1947, in Spain. Joaquim is currently 76 years old. 

His mother’s name is Maria Mercè Creus. Xavi’s older brother is named Oscar Hernandez, who was born on September 24, 1976, in Spain. He is currently 47 years old. 

The Barcelona manager has a sister named Benny Hernandez. He has another brother, known as Dianalaura Hernandez. Xavi Hernandez other family members are Aradiana Hernandez and Alex Hernandez.

Xavi Hernandez’s wife is named Nuria Cunillera, who was born in 1981 and is currently 43 years old. She got married to the former Barcelona captain in 2013.

What’s Next?

The Barcelona team will play against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Quarter Finals first leg on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 8:00 p.m.

Both teams are currently in exceptional form, with Barcelona looking forward to qualifying for the semi-finals. A win against Paris Saint-Germain will boost the morale of the Barcelona hierarchy to enable them secure the service of the Spanish manager.

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