Barcelona now is in ninth place in La Liga after 11 games, with only 16 points. After a string of disappointing defeats, they terminated head coach Ronald Koeman and named the club's U-23 coach as interim manager. Interim manager Sergi Berjuan led the Catalans to victory over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League with a 1-0 victory. Congratulations on winning the competition.
Al Sadd's Qatari coach, a former Barcelona midfielder, is in contract negotiations with the Catalan club. It was only a matter of time before President Laporta declared to the Barca players on Wednesday that Xavi would be the manager. The paperwork with Xavi's agency has now been completed. By Fabrizio Romano's account, the club and Xavi's representatives and current club Al-Sadd had reached an agreement.
Xavi has also been confirmed as Barcelona's new manager, according to reports in The Sun Football. Xavi has been given the duty of resolving the club's financial issues, which include the uncertain fates of numerous players, including as Philippe Coutinho. Depay, Fati, Gavi, and Frenkie De Jong will all have to step up for him if he wants to succeed.
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