Xavi Hernandez Picks His Best Moment As Barcelona Manager

Xavi Hernandez Picks His Best Moment As Barcelona Manager

Edwin Kiplagat
September 22, 2023 at 3:01 PM
  • Xavi has been at Barcelona for a few seasons as manager and has achieved plenty in his time there
  • The club's financial issues have affected the club's transfer business, but Xavi has managed to make the team competitive despite this
  • The 43-year-old recently picked his best moment as Barca coach so far

Barcelona boss, Xavi Hernandez has said that beating Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup in January was his happiest moment and the turning point for the season.

Despite their financial woes, Xavi has managed to make Barcelona competitive since he was appointed in 2021 to replace Ronald Koeman.

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Xavi is doing well at Barcelona despite the endless challenges. Photos by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images and Anadolu Agency.
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The 43-year-old recently signed a contract extension until 2025. Under the management of the World Cup winner, Barcelona went from 9th to second in his first campaign in charge.

In the 2022/23 season, he led Barcelona to their first title since 2019, winning by 10 points ahead of bitter rivals Real Madrid.

The legendary midfielder has overseen an overhaul of the squad following Lionel Messi's abrupt departure.

Xavi explains his best moment

Speaking to the media ahead of Barcelona's clash against Celta Vigo on Saturday, Xavi said beating their bitter rivals was his happiest moment and the turning point for last season.

“If I had to choose one, it is probably the Super Cup that we won in January. It was a turning point, the players also saw that they could compete. There the players just believed it and we, as the staff, gained credibility. It was a key moment. Very happy memories,” he said, via Football Espana.

Barca went on to lift the league title after beating Real Madrid in the Super Cup 3-1 in January.

Xavi spent 24 years at Barcelona as a player and made 767 appearances for the club, winning 25 trophies, per ESPN.

Xavi inks new deal

Sports Brief earlier reported on Xavi signing a new deal until 2025. His current deal was set to expire next summer.

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 will be looking to improve the club's performances in Europe after they were knocked out of the Champions League group stage last season.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.