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Barcelona hires Hansi Flick as coach after official departure of Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona's head coach Xavi Hernandez gestures ahead the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Sevilla and FC Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Fermin Rodriguez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona hired former Germany and Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick on Wednesday as the replacement for Xavi Hernandez.

It's the 59-year-old Flick’s first coaching job since being fired by Germany in September last year. He previously spent two years at Bayern Munich, winning the Champions League and back-to-back German league titles.

Hernandez, a midfield great as a player at Barcelona, has left after the team finished a distant second to Real Madrid in the Spanish league this season.


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