Barcelona boss Xavi makes Sir Alex Ferguson reference amid questions over job security

Barcelona boss Xavi makes Sir Alex Ferguson reference amid questions over job security

Despite the team’s recent defeats to Girona and Antwerp, Xavi insists he is not considering leaving Barcelona despite the pressure he is under at Camp Nou.

A cursory glance at the La Liga standings makes it clear that Barcelona has underperformed this season. They are currently in fourth place, seven points behind leaders Girona, while Real Madrid is in second place with five more points than them.

Prior to the Valencia match on Saturday, Xavi had to address a plethora of questions about the club’s culture and his future.


Xavi told The Athletic, “Everything is fine, I’m excited and positive.” We have a fantastic season ahead of us. I have faith in the project and the players.

There is a strong bond between the dressing room, (club president Joan) Laporta, and (sporting director) Deco.


“I get messages that seem to be from a funeral, like my parents have passed away. When we won the Champions League and placed first in our group, they failed to congratulate me.


The former star midfielder talked about how reporters had recently questioned former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about whether he was turning into Barca’s version of the all-time great manager.


“A month ago, they told me I could be Barcelona’s Sir Alex Ferguson, and now I could be fired,” Xavi continued. The club requires consistency. Since we are a successful project, we cannot allow every setback to send us into a deep depression.

We could say the same about everything at United that is declining, even though Xavi is speaking about Barca and not United.


People tend to forget about all of Erik ten Hag’s accomplishments from the previous season, and he is currently under a lot of strain.


We also get a taste of how easily the Spanish press can turn against football managers with this. Considering where Barca was, Xavi has performed admirably, so it would be absurd to fire him after a few setbacks.


Barca should hold off on firing Xavi because I’m sure they’d be eager to speak with Ten Hag. I don’t want to give that too much thought.

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