Barcelona has announced the appointment of Flick as their new coach

On Wednesday, Barcelona announced the appointment of Hansi Flick as their new coach. Flick’s contract will run until June 30, 2026, following the recent departure of Xavi Hernandez.

The club announced that FC Barcelona and Hansi Flick have come to an agreement for the German to take on the role of men’s first-team football coach until 30 June 2026.
The new coach has officially signed a contract at the Club’s offices in the presence of FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

In September 2023, Flick, who had achieved a remarkable sextuple with German giants Bayern Munich in 2020, faced an unprecedented event as he was dismissed from his position as coach of the German national team due to a series of disappointing outcomes.

The 59-year-old has been seen watching Barcelona matches this season from the presidential box and there have been rumors linking him to the job after Xavi announced his departure in January.

Barcelona and Xavi reached an agreement in April for him to stay for the next season. However, Laporta unexpectedly changed his mind and decided to dismiss the former midfield great last week.

“It will be a challenging task,” Xavi cautioned his successor last week, following his victorious final match against Sevilla in La Liga. They will face hardships and will require patience to navigate through this demanding job."

“Their only hope lies in victory, regardless of their affiliation with the club.”

Barcelona secured a commendable second place in La Liga this season, unfortunately falling short in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Spanish media reports, Laporta was extremely upset by Xavi’s comments made in May. Xavi pointed out the financial challenges that Barcelona faced when competing against Spanish champions Real Madrid and other top European clubs.