“Xavi has managed 38 league matches for Barca so far:
– 27 wins
– 6 draws
– 5 losses
– 87 points
These numbers are exactly the same as Pep Guardiola’s 2008/2009 league campaign”, as per Barca Universal.
We’ve double checked these numbers. Indeed, since Xavi’s appointment as the first-team manager on 6 November 2021, Barca played 38 games and claimed 27 wins under his command, averaging 2.29 points per game.
You would agree that this is a pretty good result.
However, not only Pep won La Liga back then, but also the Champions League title. And this is where Xavi’s record leaves much to be desired.
Now, let’s reflect. What needs to be changed for the gaffer to perform well in Europe?