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Xavi Extends Barcelona Contract, Set to Continue as Manager Until 2025
- Xavi Hernandes has signed a new deal with Barcelona
- The new deal ties the manager to the club until 2025
- Xavi guided Barcelona to the La Liga title last season
Xavi Hernandes is set to continue his role as Barcelona manager for one extra season after he extended his deal with the reigning La Liga champions.
The manager’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 season, but Xavi has now confirmed he has put pen to paper for a one-year extension.
According to GOAL, Xavi’s new contract with Barcelona will run until 2025, as the club is happy with the progress made under the manager since he took charge two years ago.
The 43-year-old manager ended the Catalans' three-year wait for the La Liga title after guiding the club to Spanish Super Cup success before they won the league title last season.
Barcelona is also off to a terrific start this season, having won four and drawn one of their first five league matches. However, they are already two points behind Real Madrid.
Xavi hails Barcelona star Gundogan
Meanwhile, Xavi has praised Barcelona's Ilkay Gundogan after his team's 5-0 win over Royal Antwerp in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, Daily Post reports.
The manager described the 32-year-old midfielder, who joined the Catalans from Manchester City, as a God-given talent, also hailing the German as a world-class footballer.
Gundogan has played a pivotal role in Barcelona’s superb start to the season, with five consecutive games and their latest win against Antwerp proving how the team has improved since the German’s arrival.
Xavi on Barcelona's Champions League ambition
Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Xavi aimimg to end Barcelona’s failure to progress beyond the group stages of the Champions League as the competition kicks off.
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The reigning Spanish champions have not made it out of the initial stages of the elite European competition in the last two editions and are looking to change that.
Barcelona, who have won the UCL on five different occasions, have struggled to replicate the displays they showed on course to clinch their titles in recent years.