Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has been compared with his predecessors at the Camp Nou dugout following the defeat against Real Madrid in the El-Clasico which marked his 50th game in charge of the Catalan club.

Xavi showed great skills and competence but his daunting record after 50 games at the Barcelona dugout placed him in a position he does not want.

Though the decisive factor here is that most of the managers we will review here managed Lionel Messi at the club, the Argentine remains the club’s best player of all time.

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Xavi has managed 50 games for Barcelona, with 37 from last season and 13 this season with the defeat against Real Madrid being his first defeat in the domestic scene this season, which means that he has the worst record of the last few coaches who have reached that number of games with the club.

Xavi has a record of 28 wins, 11 draws and 11 defeats. Frank Rijkaard’s record was close but slightly better, Rijkaard has just a draw and victory more than Xavi in his 50 games in charge.

Luis Enrique has 42 wins three draws and five clean sheets.
Pep Guardiola has 37 wins eight draws and five defeats.
Tito Vilanova has 36 wins, eight draws and six defeats.
Ernesto Valverde has 36 wins, 11 draws and three defeats
Ronald Koeman has 33 wins seven draws and 10 defeats.

Real Madrid lead the La Liga table with three points after the victory over their arch-rivals, Xavi admits the result is not desirable but the club will improve in their next outing.

Barcelona will be up against Villarreal on Wednesday at Camp Nou and at the weekend they will take on  Atletic Bilbao before they take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League with all the fixtures taking place at Camp Nou.

Real Madrid will take a trip to Alicante to face Elche and play and welcome Sevilla at the weekend at Santiago Bernabeu and face RB Leipzig away in the Champions League.



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