FC Barcelona coach Xavi has reacted to the exit of president Joan Laporta about his future on the sidelines of the Catalan club.
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Present Tuesday in front of the journalists, the president of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta announced the color on the future of Xavi. The Catalan club boss is clearly considering an extension for the Spanish coach, who is currently under contract until June 2024. “An extension for Xavi? I’ve already thought about it, even if we don’t win La Liga. I told Xavi. I want to send him a message of calm. We have to bring him back because he made a bet, he knows the club and he defends the authentic style of Barça. He doesn’t ask us to splurge and he understands the club’s situation.
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In office since November 2021, does the former Blaugrana midfielder intend to continue the adventure at Camp Nou? Questioned by the press, the 43-year-old man is ready to stay, not without setting his conditions. “The president is a friend. Barca are lucky to have a president like him. The club’s offer to renew my contract made me happy, it’s a sign of absolute confidence but before the renewal we committed ourselves to winning titles. If we win titles, I think the conditions will be ideal to continue the project. I want the club to work well. The day I feel that I am not convincing the players, I will go home.
Under him, Ousmane Dembélé’s partners sit top of La Liga with a solid nine-point lead over Real Madrid. Released by Manchester United in the Europa League play-offs, FC Barcelona won the first leg of the King’s Cup semi-finals against the Merengues (1-0), at Santiago-Bernabeu, before the return match scheduled for April 5 at Camp Nou.
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