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Joan Laporta confirms Barcelona’s stance on Xavi’s future

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On the one-year anniversary of Xavi’s appointment, Laporta was quizzed on his faith in the Barca manager.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta insists that he retains ‘complete confidence’ in manager Xavi Hernandez.

Since replacing the ousted Ronald Koeman in November 2021, Xavi has overseen 34 wins, 11 draws, and 12 defeats in 57 matches across all competitions in the Camp Nou dugout.

However, while Barcelona sit top of the LaLiga table under Xavi this season, the Catalan giants have also suffered a second consecutive Champions League group-stage exit under their coach.

“Not at any point in time have I questioned Xavi’s role,” Laporta told Diario Sport.

“I have complete confidence in him. I can assure you we are very proud of the coach we have.

“He knows the club very well. He knows how to communicate with different members of the club about what can be improved.”

Barcelona will return to action on December 31 for a Catalan derby against Espanyol in LaLiga after the World Cup.