On Friday, Barcelona’s coach, Xavi, revealed that the confirmation of his contract extension with the Spanish champions is imminent and will be officially announced soon.
The former Barcelona midfielder, who assumed the role of coach in 2021, will prolong his contract by an additional season, securing his position until 2025.
Under Xavi’s leadership, the club secured their first La Liga title since 2019 and also clinched the Spanish Super Cup in the previous season.
“We arrived at a difficult time, in unfavourable circumstances,” Xavi told a press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Celta Vigo.
“Last year we won two important titles. We’re in a process of transition.”
Xavi said Barca had just achieved “their two best matches” since he took over, with 5-0 wins against both Real Betis in La Liga and Royal Antwerp in the Champions League group stage.
Xavi took over from Ronald Koeman, two years after his retirement as a player, on a contract until June 2024.
Barcelona are currently second in La Liga, two points behind Real Madrid.