Xavi admits Barcelona job is at risk if he doesn't win titles

Finley Crebolder
Barcelona have made a mixed start to the season
Barcelona have made a mixed start to the season / David Ramos/GettyImages

Xavi has admitted his job as manager is at risk if he doesn't lead Barcelona to titles.

While there have been some positive signs at times, things haven't gone as well as Xavi would have hoped since he replaced Ronald Koeman last November.

Despite the fact that a huge amount of money was spent in the summer, his side is on the verge of being knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages after losing to Bayern Munich and Inter before drawing to the Italian club.

Domestically, meanwhile, they trail Real Madrid by three points in the league after losing El Clasico 3-1 to Carlo Ancelotti and co.

Despite that though, his goal for the season very much remains to win trophies.

"Yes, that does not change," he told the press. "I reiterate it. The objective, with the squad, with these players, is to win titles. We have to win titles."

The Spaniard is well aware that, if he fails to do so, his job won't be safe, but feels supported by the club for the time being.

"I think we have built a team to win titles," he stated. "I still have all the enthusiasm in the world, despite the fact that there has been a lot of criticism this week. Everyone is encouraging me. My mobile phone [messages] look like a relative has died.

"If I don't make it, there will be consequences, but I'm calm. I think we have the squad to win titles. If we don't win them, another coach will come in to try."