Chavi Hernandez has given up a big payday

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FC Barcelona coach Chavi Hernandez, 44, has given up a big payday to put the club’s finances first.

On June 28, FC Barcelona announced on their official website that “Coach Xavi Hernandez will leave the club on June 30 at the end of the season.”

“The club needs big changes. My departure is the best decision for the club and the players,” he said. “Two years and three months ago, the team needed me, but not now,” he added.

Barcelona’s legendary midfielder took over the reins at the club in November 2021, 안전놀이터 and was rewarded with the top spot in La Liga last season.

But this season, Barcelona has been on a downward spiral. With 13 wins, five draws, and three losses in La Liga (44 points), they are a whopping 11 points behind leaders Girona (55 points).

They have also failed to win either the Supercopa de España or the Copa del Rey.

“I don’t want to be a problem,” said Xavi. I want to be the solution for Barcelona, like I was two years ago. This team needs a change of direction. First of all, I will do my best to win the league this season. I still think we can do it,” he said.

According to reports, Barcelona had announced before the announcement of Xavi’s resignation that they were extending his contract until June 2025, with a clause that would extend it to 2026 if they won the league and Champions League during that time.

“After the contract extension, Xavi’s salary will increase to 8 million euros (KRW 11.6 billion) and the staff’s to 4 million euros (KRW 5.8 billion), 안전한 파워볼사이트 bringing the total to 12 million euros (KRW 17.4 billion),” Spain’s Sport reported on June 29.

“This is also a penalty that the club could have demanded after he hung up his boots. However, Chavi has decided to waive the penalty in order not to financially burden the club.”

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