Tensions Rise at Barcelona: Laporta Unhappy with Xavi Despite Victory

President and Coach at Odds Over Future Direction

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is reportedly upset with head coach Xavi Hernandez following their recent 3-0 win against Rayo Vallecano. Despite the team’s impressive performance, Laporta took issue with Xavi’s post-match comments about being content with finishing second in the league, which secures their spot in the Super Cup.

Laporta sarcastically retorted, “Let’s see if now we’re going to celebrate being second in the League.”

As Barcelona nears the end of the season, the board faces a crucial decision regarding the coaching position for the remainder of Laporta’s term, which ends in 2026. While Xavi’s camp has expressed a reluctance to step down, recent events have cast doubt on his future.

Initially, it seemed certain Xavi would continue as head coach, a sentiment confirmed during an April 25 event attended by Laporta, sports vice president Rafa Yuste, and sports director Deco. However, Xavi’s recent remarks, which questioned the team’s ability to compete with Real Madrid next season, have caused Laporta to reconsider.

Despite advice from influential voices within the club to retain Xavi to avoid negative impacts on the club’s image and finances, Laporta is leaning towards dismissing him. The decision is complicated by the potential cost of around €20 million to fire Xavi and his staff.

The situation now hinges on an upcoming meeting between Laporta and Xavi. This crucial discussion, expected to take place next week once Laporta recovers from an illness, will likely determine Xavi’s future with the club. Given both individuals’ passionate and outspoken nature, the outcome of this meeting is uncertain, leaving the possibility of either a final split or a reconciliation.

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