How Barcelona’s toxicity forced Xavi out

The Athletic FC Podcast

Jan 30 2024 • 41 mins

After a humiliating defeat on Saturday, Barcelona manager Xavi announced he’d be stepping down from his position at the end of the season.  So what led Xavi to make this decision when he did?  And as financial troubles & power struggles continue behind scenes whilst the team struggle on the pitch What next for Barcelona?  Is it time for a cultural reset for the club with perhaps the most famous identity in world football?  Ayo Akinwolere is joined by The Athletic’s La Liga writer Dermot Corrigan and our FC Barcelona correspondent Pol Ballus Produced by Jay Beale Executive Producer: Adey Moorhead Further reading: Xavi’s Barcelona resignation: The full story behind his decision to step down in June Learn more about your ad choices. Visit