‘It’s The Moment’: Xavi Returns To Barcelona With Plan To Restore Order

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Finally, the time was right, and the location was as well. Xavi Hernández has returned to Barcelona as manager, revealing that he had previously turned down the job twice – first because he didn’t feel ready, and then because he didn’t trust the previous administration or the chaotic situation in which the club found itself – and that he had also passed up the chance to work with the Brazilian national team under Tite in order to return home. That was what moved him, he claimed.

“It’s the moment,” Xavi said, He realizes, however, that it will not be a simple task. A total of 9,422 people watched him take charge of a team that is currently ninth in La Liga, 11 points behind leaders Real Madrid and level with city rivals Espanyol, against whom he will make his managerial debut and who have never finished higher than Barcelona. A club on the verge of European relegation, and this at a club where he previously stated that “a draw is a defeat” and “a 1-0 win in the 90th minute isn’t acceptable.”

source : Guardian sport

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