NOU CAMP legend Xavi predicts Barcelona will sack him if his £150million summer transfer splurge fails to land silverware this season.
Barca are staring at an early Champions League exit and are second in LaLiga, three points behind big rivals Real Madrid after Sunday’s 3-1 El Clasico loss.
Xavi, 42, won 25 honours during 17 stylish years in the Nou Camp midfield and only returned as boss last November.
But he expects to be first out if his revamped squad don’t reward cash-strapped Barca’s huge risk in splashing out so extensively.
In came superstar striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Chelsea target Jules Kounde.
Leeds winger Raphinha, Stamford Bridge centre-back Andreas Christensen and midfielder Franck Kessie from AC Milan.
Barca also fended off Manchester United’s interest in Frenkie de Jong.
But Xavi admitted: “If we don’t win, as the president said, there will be consequences, starting with me.
“If we don’t win, another coach will come in. But I am going to give everything so that this works.
“The team’s situation is what it is. We started like a shot and now we’re not so good.
“This doesn’t stop me. We have to go step by step. We are three points behind the [LaLiga] leader and we have to continue.
“This is too long and we can’t stop. The road from success to defeat is so small.”
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