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Official: Barca Announce New Coach

FC Barcelona have announced Hansi Flick as their new head coach to replace Xavi Hernandez.

Xavi was sacked by president Joan Laporta earlier in the week despite initially making a u-turn on his decision to leave the club on his own terms.

However, when it looked like Xavi, who won a double in his first season at the club and finished in second this term, would continue, Laporta changed his mind.

Instead, former Bayern Munich and Germany coach Hansi Flick was given a contract until June 2026.

Flick famously won the treble with Bayern in 2019/20, before adding the UEFA Super Cup, the German Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup on 2020/21 to secure a famous sextuple. He also added another Bundesliga title that season.

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