Barça was led by Xavi beginning in November 2021. The club couldn’t be more pleased with the work he has done since taking over from Ronald Koeman.
His original contract was for a period of time through to 2024, but Barca doesn’t want him to leave so soon. According to “Sport,” this is the reason the Camp Nou management has started “Operation Xavi.”
The Catalan team is believed to have reached an agreement to keep their coach. He will be retained by the club for an additional two years, or until June 2026.
Xavi appreciates Barcelona’s kindness, but he isn’t ready to consider his future just yet. The management would rather wait till the current season is over before making a decision. It’s because his team is vying for the La Liga championship; they are 12 points ahead of Real Madrid, who is their main adversary, and they are still in the Copa del Rey, where they are actually facing their internal rivals.
The coach is content with his job at the club, but he is aware that he wants to lead a competitive team going forward. According to the Catalan daily, the manager is believed to have requested Inigo Martinez, Ilkay Gundogan, and a left-back for the 2023–24 season, assuming that it could be accomplished due to the “Financial Fair Play” regulations.