Inside Xavi's bizarre Barcelona U-turn
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Back in January, Xavi announced he would be stepping down as Barcelona boss at the end of the season, citing the role as a “cruel job” that “wears you down”. But last week, he and Barca changed their minds - yet another twist in a rollercoaster season for the Catalans. So, why did Barca perform a dramatic U-turn on Xavi’s future?  How strong is his position now? And can Xavi be backed in this summer’s transfer market to the level he now expects?  Host: Ayo Akinwolere With: Pol Ballús and Tomás Hill López-Menchero Producer: Mike Stavrou Executive Producer: Adey Moorhead Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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