Xavi Hernandez

Quique Sanchez Flores lambasts Barcelona over Xavi’s sacking

After reports indicated that Barcelona wanted to sack Xavi in January, the Spaniard himself announced that he wanted to leave and was set to leave the club at the end of the season. The decision saw fans and critics alike hit out at the board but things quickly changed. The Spaniard took a u-turn in April, after the club’s board begged him to stay, and decided to stay, revealing that he was set to honor his contract.

But with Barcelona failing to win a single trophy, the club has now announced that they have parted ways with Xavi and that the Spaniard will leave after the club’s last game. The decision to sack the Barcelona legend hasn’t gone down well but the saga and the constant yo-yoing has been criticized even more. That has come from fans and critics alike with even opposition managers hitting out at the La Liga giants.

Flores criticizes the way Barcelona have handled their legends

That includes Sevilla boss Quique Sanchez Flores, who will be Xavi’s last opponent as Barcelona manager over the weekend. The Spaniard, who is set to leave Sevilla at the end of the season, hit out at Barcelona and admitted that he believes Xavi truly cares about the club, and has done a fantastic job as their manager.

Not only that Flores asserted that in his opinion, the La Liga giants have treated their legends horribly from Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez all the way to former boss Ronald Koeman. He added that clubs need to do better for legends and that especially includes the Catalan giants.

“Xavi is a coach who truly cares about the club. He’s been through a lot as a player and has done a great job as a coach. I’ll give him a big hug, we’ll chat. We have good communication. I hate to say this, but Barcelona doesn’t treat its legends well. It’s been tough with Koeman, Messi, and now Xavi. Clubs should appreciate their legends more,” Flores said, reported Mundo Deportivo.

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