Barcelona give 2-year contract to coach Hansi Flick

Hansi Flick has been named the new head coach of Barcelona.

The ex-Bayern Munich and Germany manager has inked a two-year contract at the Nou Camp.

Flick succeeds Xavi, who was dismissed a month after Barcelona convinced him to remain as manager, despite his initial intention to depart at the season’s end. The 44-year-old led the Catalan side to the Champions League quarter-finals, where they were defeated by Paris Saint-Germain.

Flick was relieved of his duties by Germany in September after a 4-1 friendly loss to Japan, following the team’s group-stage exit at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

He worked as an assistant coach under Joachim Low when his nation secured the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He then went on to win consecutive Bundesliga titles and the 2020 Champions League during his two-year tenure with Bayern.

In a video shared by Barca on X, Flick expressed: “First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone involved. It’s a great honour and also a dream for me to sign my contract here at Barcelona, to be part of this incredible club, and I’m excited to begin.”

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