Soon enough, the fanfare will be over and Xavi Hernandez must hit the ground at Barcelona.
Results on the pitch is what will matter most to the bigwigs who made the call to hire him six years after he left Barca.
Here’s what Xavi’s first five games as Barca manager looks like.
vs Espanyol (H) – La Liga – 20th November.
vs Benfica (H) – Champions League – 23rd November.
vs Villarreal (A) – La Liga – 27th November
vs Real Betis (H) – La Liga – 5th December
vs Bayern Munich (A) – Champions League – 8th December