Barcelona has officially extended head coach Xavi Hernandez’s contract until 2025.
Speculation over when Xavi might sign a new contract has grown in recent days, with many rumours indicating that an agreement had been struck between him and the club.
During his press conference ahead of Barcelona’s weekend match against Celta Vigo, Xavi disclosed that the renewal had been agreed upon, with specifics to be released soon.
Just a few hours later, La Blaugrana confirmed Xavi’s statements, tying the former Spanish international to the club until the conclusion of the 2024/25 season.
His current contract was set to end in June 2024, and the club has been negotiating a deal to retain him in Catalonia since the beginning of June.
The agreement also includes an option to extend until 2026 with the club confident Xavi can secure more success after winning the La Liga title in 2023, in their first league title success since 2019.