Barcelona Fans Furious Over Xavi’s Shocking Sacking

Barcelona Fans Furious Over Xavi’s Shocking Sacking

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Xavi will be sacked by Barcelona at the end of the season, according to numerous reports.

President Joan Laporta has taken the decision to part with his head coach following comments made prior to a LaLiga clash against Almeria.

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Xavi claimed it will be impossible for Barcelona to compete with Real Madrid and other top European clubs due to their financial problems.

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After leading the club to LaLiga last season, the legendary midfield will likely guide them to second this time around – the minimum requirement for the Blaugrana.

Meanwhile, Xavi also steered the club to the Champions League quarter-finals, a not insignificant achievement following recent disappointments in Europe.

The 44-year-old had initially said he would stand down from the post at the end of the year before a recent change of heart. However, he is not set to get the option of seeing out the final year of his deal, with Laporta taking matters into his own hands.

It is a call that has split Barcelona fans on social media.

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What is clear, though, is that Laporta finds himself squarely in the firing line, both for the nature of this decision and because of the manner in which Barcelona have been run under his stewardship in recent years.

The announcement of Xavi’s departure is expected to be announced after Sunday’s match with Rayo Vallecano, but this might just be the start of a longer political struggle at the club.

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