New Barcelona coach Xavi has reportedly sacked two members of the club’s physio department in one of his first decisions less than 24-hours after becoming the new manager.
The legendary midfielder was finally appointed as Barcelona’s new boss at the weekend before being officially unveiled to 10,000 supporters at the Nou Camp on Monday.
The decision to sack the club’s physio follows the ongoing injury crisis causing rifts between players and staff behind the scenes, while the team lags well behind their title rivals in LaLiga.
It was gathered that players are getting fed up with the alarming amount of injuries and are beginning to point the blame for the growing list of injuries on the club’s fitness coaches, believing their problems began in pre-season and have continued since.
Fati, Garcia, and Nico were all forced off during the 3-3 draw away to Celta Vigo, where the Catalans let a three-goal lead at half-time slip.
Stand-in goalkeeper Neto is ill with the flu while Sergio Aguero has been ruled out for three months with a heart problem after struggling to breathe in his last match against Alaves.
Danish striker Martin Braithwaite is recovering from a knee operation while the US right back Sergino Dest is suffering from lower back pain.