Negotiations on renewal of contract between FC Barcelona and manager Xavi Hernandez are difficult.
Spain’s <Marca> reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Coach Xavi and Barcelona have not been able to find an agreement over money.”
Xavi took over the Barcelona baton in November 2021, succeeding manager Ronald Koeman. It is a three-and-a-half-year contract, which expires next summer.
A few weeks ago, the first meeting between the Barcelona bureau and Xavi’s agent took place. The club has officially communicated its intention to sign a contract with coach Xabi for two more seasons. He will remain with the club until 2026 if the negotiations are concluded, but the situation is not simple.
There was a difference of opinion between the two sides over the salary. The difference is very large. Xavi asked for double his current salary, and Barcelona are said to be very embarrassed as the club’s current economic situation is not good.
The problem is that Xabi’s current salary is too low. Even with a double salary increase, Xavi’s pay is well below the level of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp Liverpool FC manager.
In addition, he was the coach of Qatar Al Sadd SC when Barcelona called in 2021. Al Sadd demanded a penalty of 5 million euros, which토스카지노 Barcelona and Xabi paid half each.
At the time of the contract, Barcelona was in a crisis of desperation. In his former chairman’s system, an outrageous amount was invested in player salaries, and key players had to be let go. Lionel Messi moved to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2021.
But now things have changed. Some players are paid more than Xabi. <Marca> said, “Xavi thinks this is not fair.”
Xavi managed Barcelona, who was in crisis last season, and finished the season in second place in the league. This season, they won the 2022-2023 Spanish La Liga championship with 27 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses and 85 points.