It is only a matter of time before Barcelona manager Xavi extends his contract with the Catalan outfit, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Barcelona appointed Xavi as their manager in November 2021, and he has been occupying the position ever since. Xavi has already led Barcelona to their first title since he became the club’s manager when they won the Spanish Super Cup title in January this year. They defeated arch-rivals Real Madrid to clinch the title.
Barcelona are also the favourites to win the La Liga title this season, with the Catalan enjoying a 12-point lead over defending champions and second-placed Real Madrid. They are also in contention for the Copa del Rey title. Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 1-0 in the semi-final leg and have the edge heading into the second leg, which will take place in April.
Barcelona, however, have underperformed and disappointed in Europe this season. The Catalan outfit got knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage this season. They were also eliminated from Europa League in the knockout play-off by Manchester United.
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According to Fabrizio Romano, Xavi will extend his contract with Barcelona, and it is only a matter of time before he does.
Xavi’s current contract with Barcelona reportedly runs until 2024. That means he has a year left on his current deal with the Catalan outfit.
Fabrizio Romano also reports that Xavi is actively working on future plans with the Barcelona board. He is aiming to win his first La Liga title as manager, and will then sign a contract extension with Barcelona.
Xavi will be aiming to lead Barcelona to a domestic treble this season. As aforementioned, they have already won the Spanish Super Cup title this season. They lead the race for the La Liga title and will win it unless they bottle a huge 12-point lead.
Barcelona also have the opportunity to win the Copa del Rey title and will be eyeing to seal their place in the final by defeating Real Madrid in the semi-final tie.
Meanwhile, Barcelona will resume their campaign after the March international break with a La Liga fixture against Elche. Barcelona will then square off with Real Madrid in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final.
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