Barcelona’s financial crisis comes in between their signing of Hansi Flick

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Financial difficulties have apparently prevented Barcelona from registering new head coach Hansi Flick.

Barcelona announced on Wednesday that Flick will take over as manager after firing club icon Xavi Hernandez.

The former coach of Germany and Bayern Munich inked a two-year deal on Tuesday following a meeting with club executives in Barcelona with his representative.

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After being fired as Germany’s coach in September of last year, Flick has been unemployed ever since. It is said that he will make £3 million a year in addition to bonuses, which include £850,000 for winning the Champions League and £750,000 for winning La Liga.

Marca claims that as things currently, Barcelona is unable to formally register Flick as their match director.

Due to its well-known financial difficulties, Barcelona currently does not have enough room under its salary ceiling to sign Flick and his coaching staff.

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The Catalan giants have had difficulty acquiring new players to play in La Liga over the past few years, and they were only able to do so by using a number of “economic levers” and having some players accept wage reductions.

How can Barcelona overcome this crisis?

Barcelona is still awaiting the €100 million that German business Libero owes them for the sale of 49% of Barca Studios, the team’s internal media company.

Furthermore, Barca hopes to finalize a deal with athletic apparel company Nike, which would result in a €100 million signing bonus.

The money would have an immediate effect on the team’s athletic department because the club’s wage budget currently exceeds what La Liga’s automatic registration system will permit.

Gavi and Alejandro Balde are two Barca players that were enrolled in time for this season but are not now scheduled to play in 2024–25.

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Xavi’s announcement months ago that he would be leaving at the end of the season piqued the interest of Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who has long been eager to appoint a German coach.

Last Friday, Barca fired their former midfielder after persuading him to stay.

The Catalan club characterized Flick as a manager “known for his intense, ambitious high press” and highlighted his “wide experience at club and international level. He has won practically every title that can be won in world football” while announcing Flick’s appointment.

Following Sunday’s 2-1 victory against Sevilla for Barcelona, Xavi stated that his successor should be ready to “struggle” at the team.

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