Xavi has reportedly agreed to a contract extension with Barcelona until the end of the 2025-26 season.
Given his standing at Camp Nou during his playing days, the former midfielder was always anticipated to lead the Catalan giants at some point in his career.
That opportunity may have come sooner than planned, with Xavi spending two and a half years with Qatari club Al Sadd before taking over at the La Liga club.
Despite the club’s persistent financial woes, Xavi has been important in guiding Barcelona back to the top of Spanish football.
In addition to the Supercopa de Espana, Barcelona won La Liga last season, winning by 10 points and conceding only 20 goals.
After their early exit from the Champions League in 2022-23, Xavi and his team’s new goal is to create a mark in the competition, and it appears that club executives desire more stability ahead of their effort.
Xavi Hernandez is staying at Camp Nou
Xavi has committed his future to Barcelona until the summer of 2026, according to Marca.
That is a two-year rise, with the iconic figure having less than a year left on his present contract.
President Joan Laporta is claimed to have met with Xavi to successfully negotiate conditions, with the agreement anticipated to become official soon.
Since November 2021, Xavi has taken charge of 94 matches across all competitions. During his management he has kept record of 58 victories, 17 draws, and 19 loses.
In the opening weeks of the 2023–24 campaign, Barcelona won three of those matches. They defeated Cadiz, Villarreal, and Osasuna in fast succession.
Barcelona is now two points behind league-leading and bitter rival Real Madrid. They fell as a result of their failure to defeat Getafe on the opening day of the season.
Barcelona’s next match is against Real Betis on September 16 at their temporary home Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.