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Xavi hopes news he is stepping down as Barcelona boss will spark improvement

Xavi hopes the news he is stepping down as head coach will spark an improvement in Barcelona’s fortunes.

One of the club’s greatest ever players, the homegrown star returned to the Catalan giants as head coach in November 2021.

Xavi led Barca to last season’s LaLiga and Supercopa de Espana crowns, but things have gone somewhat awry this term.

Xavi Hernández: “I want to announce that on June 30 I will no longer continue as the coach at Barça. I think the situation needs to change course, and as a culer, I cannot allow the current situation.”

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 27, 2024

The Blaugrana languish fourth in the standings – 11 points behind surprise leaders Girona – and the former Spain star announced on Saturday that he would be leaving on June 30.

In his first press conference since the announcement, Xavi said: “Unity is important. It is not an easy time but we want Barca and the fans to be united.

“I would like to highlight the reaction of the fans and the dressing

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