Barcelona have officially signed Hansi Flick as their new manager for the next two years, replacing Xavi Hernandez.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, following confirmation from Vice-President Rafa Yuste on Tuesday.

The delay in announcing Flick’s appointment was attributed to finalizing the severance details with outgoing manager Xavi Hernandez.

Meanwhile, Xavi, who waived the €11-12 million owed for his final year, will reclaim the €2.5 million he paid to join from Al-Sadd. His staff will also retain their fees in their redundancy package.

Official: Barcelona appoint Hansi Flick as new manager
Hansi Flick signs as new Barca manager – Getty image

Flick’s appointment is a critical decision for President Joan Laporta.

According to Diario AS, if Flick fails, it could jeopardize Laporta’s position ahead of the 2026 elections.

On the other hand, a successful stint could bolster Laporta’s bid for a fourth term at the club.

Sporting Director Deco’s future is also tied to the team’s performance this summer.


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