Xavi Owns Worst Record of All Recent Barcelona Coaches Who Reached 50 Games After El Clasico Defeat
- Xavi has a record of 28 wins, 11 draws and 11 defeats after 50 games in charge as Barcelona’s manager, following his appointment last season
- The Spanish manager lost his 50th game in charge of the Catalans, after Barcelona were defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday
- Xavi now ranks behind recent Barcelona managers including Pep Guardiola, Frank Rijkaard, Luis Enrique, Ernesto Valverde and Ronald Koeman
Xavi is regarded as a saviour by many Barcelona fans, but the Spaniard’s record in charge of the Blaugrana has gotten some supporters worried.
Xavi holds the worst record of all recent Barcelona coaches who have managed 50 games for the Catalan giants, after the 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season.
According to Marca, Xavi’s record after 50 games in charge of Barcelona stands at 28 wins, 11 draws, and 11 defeats. This ranks him behind the likes of Pep Guardiola, Luis Enrique and Frank Rijkaard.
Enrique holds the best record of a Barcelona manager after 50 games, with 42 wins, three draws and five clean sheets.
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Pep Guardiola had 37 wins, eight draws and five defeats, while Tata Martino, Tito Vilanova, Ernesto Valverde and Ronald Koeman all have better records than Xavi.
Xavi explains El Clasico defeat
Meanwhile, Xavi has admitted that his Barcelona team lacked maturity in their defeat to Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday, Fansided reports.
Goals from Karim Benzema, Fede Valverde and Rodrygo condemned Xavi to his 11th defeat as a Barcelona manager as Real Madrid cruised to the top of La Liga.
The defeat to Real Madrid was Barcelona’s first of the season in La Liga, but the Spaniard is already feeling the pressure after 3 consecutive defeats in the Champions League.
Xavi under pressure at Barcelona
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Xavi’s Barcelona future is currently being questioned after the Catalans' collapse against Inter Milan in the midweek, as the club risks an early Champions League exit.
A late Robert Lewandowski goal in added time helped Barcelona secure a 3-3 draw at Camp Nou against the Serie A giants, but the result has piled more pressure on the Blaugrana manager.
Barcelona will not be firing Xavi for failing to reach the Champions League knockout stages, although club president Juan Laporta has reservations about his future.