Xavi Hernandez ranks as the fourth-best manager globally despite pressures at Barcelona

Introduction to this article:

The article discusses the current situation of Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez, who is reportedly at risk of losing his job despite being considered the fourth-best coach in football last year.

Xavi’s FIFA Best Awards Finish

Xavi finished fourth in the FIFA Best Awards, as the award is chosen by vote from international captains and managers. Pep Guardiola came first, followed by Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland. Aitana Bonmati won the women’s award, completing her clean sweep of individual prizes.

Diario AS Report on Voting

Diario AS reported that Guardiola came out on top with 28 points, Luciano Spalleti came second with 18, and Simone Inzaghi finished level with Xavi for third place. Despite this, several players included Xavi in their top three choices.

Pressure on Xavi’s Job

Recent reports suggest that Barcelona are considering sacking Xavi after a string of poor results. After a humiliating defeat to Real Madrid, the team is said to be on high alert. However, Guardiola defended Xavi’s work at the awards ceremony, redirecting attention to the players.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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