Xavi Hernandez was publicly presented to over 15,000 Barcelona Fans before he signed his coaching contract. Barcelona President (Joan Laporta) and members of his family were present.
Xavi returned to The Nou Camp where he had won 8 League titles and 4 UEFA Champions League Honors as an outfield player.
Barcelona President said: “Today is definitely historic for Barcelona”.
Despite Barcelona’s massive debts of around 1 billion Dollars, their new coach is expected to return Barca to Europe’s Elite position and also recover the Tiki-Taka style of play which had brought Barca Worldwide success.
Xavi revealed that his main priority is to restore order to the squad in a press conference which was held after the presentation ceremony.
Xavi Said “At first, it’s important that we integrate rules into the team, that’s the first point,”
“After that we add values, respect, attitude and effort – if we don’t have these values, we don’t have a team”.
Barcelona are currently number 9 in the Laliga table and Xavi is tasked with pushing them up the Chart, he’ll have to work with the Current Barcelona team because I don’t think Barcelona can afford signing a new player.
“I Know that it’s a very difficult time, both on the pitch and financially,” – Xavi.
“But I’ll see to it that the players possess high standards because we are Barcelona, the best Club in the World”.
Xavi’s key role during the days when Pep Guardiola was Barcelona Manager has made Barca fans hope he can cement Guardiola’s Legacy and perform better.
“Being Compared to Pep is Huge, for everything he had done for Barca. He is the Best Coach in the World” – Xavi revealed.