Barcelona Managers: All-time list of Blaugrana bosses, and how long they lasted

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 3 Dec 2023 12:57 GMT
  • 5 min read
Xavi, Barcelona, 2022/23
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Barcelona may consider themselves to be the biggest football club in Spain, but according to trophies won, they currently trail their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid by two. Los Blancos have won 101 major trophies to date, which narrowly exceeds Barca’s 99.

Furthermore, they have won just five Champions League titles, far below Real Madrid’s historic 14. However, the Blaugrana remain one of the most well-known and recognisable clubs in world football, and they are still seen as a dream destination for most players, despite their recent monetary issues.

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Club icon Lionel Messi may have opted against re-joining Barcelona upon the expiration of his Paris Saint-Germain deal in the summer of 2023, in favour of signing for Inter Miami, but the Blaugrana are back at the top of Spanish football thanks to sealing victory in the 2022/23 La Liga season.

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Former star Xavi is now in the dugout at Camp Nou and has begun to emulate the work completed by the likes of Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola. He won his first La Liga as coach in the 2022-23 season. But, he still has a long way to go in order to match the pair’s outstanding win percentage.

Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City in 2016
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Luis Enrique won 76% of his matches in charge of Barcelona, while Guardiola’s win rate during his four-year spell at the club stood at 73%. However, Helenio Herrera (76%) and Tito Vilanova (75%) are both sandwiched in between Enrique and Guardiola after similarly impressive stints in charge.

In total, Barcelona have had 45 different managers in their history. Jack Greenwell, Ladislao Kubala, Louis van Gaal, Franz Platko, Rinus Michels,

Barcelona managers list

The record of every Barcelona manager in history

ManagerFromToWin %
Luis EnriqueJuly 2014June 201776%
Helenio HerreraApril 1958May 196076%
Tito VilanovaJune 2012July 201375%
Pep GuardiolaJune 2008June 201273%
Franz PlatkoJune 1955June 195670%
Tata MartinoJuly 2013May 201468%
Ernesto ValverdeJuly 2017January 202067%
Bobby RobsonJuly 1996June 199766%
Quique SetienJanuary 2020August 202064%
XaviNovember 2021Present62%
Ronald KoemanAugust 2020October 202160%
Ferdinand DaucikJune 1950July 195460%
Cesar RodriguezJuly 1963October 196460%
Frank RijkaardJune 2003June 200859%
Cesar Luis MenottiMarch 1983June 198459%
Johan CruyffMay 1988May 199658%
Roque OlsenJune 1965June 196758%
Domingo BalmanyaJune 1956April 195858%
Josep SamitierJune 1944July 194757%
Louis van GaalJune 1997May 200056%
Enrique FernandezJuly 1947May 195056%
James BellamyMarch 1929July 193156%
Roma FornsDecember 1926March 192956%
Udo LattekJune 1981March 198355%
Hennes WeisweilerMay 1975April 197655%
Ladislao KubalaMay 1980November 198054%
Ladislao KubalaNovember 1961January 196354%
Louis van GaalMay 2002January 200353%
Joan Josep NoguesJanuary 1942June 194453%
Sandro PuppoJuly 1954June 195553%
Josep PlanasMarch 1940July 194153%
Ljubisa BrocicJune 1960January 196152%
Terry VenablesJune 1984September 198751%
Lucien MullerMay 1978April 197951%
Rinus MichelsJuly 1971May 197551%
Vic BuckinghamDecember 1969July 197151%
Salvador ArtigasJune 1967October 196951%
Rinus MichelsMay 1976May 197850%
Carles RexachApril 2001May 200250%
Lorenzo Serra FerrerMay 2000April 200149%
Jack GreenwellJuly 1931July 193349%
Luis AragonesSeptember 1987May 198846%
Richard KohnJuly 1933February 193444%
Patrick O’ConnellJuly 1935March 194042%
Franz PlatkoJuly 1934July 193541%
Joaquim RifeApril 1979March 198041%
Ramon GuzmanJuly 1941January 194227%
Ralph KirbyDecember 1924February 1926Unknown
Alf SpouncerOctober 19231924Unknown
Jack Greenwell19131923Unknown

Who is the current Barcelona manager?

Xavi is the current Barcelona manager. He was appointed after Ronald Koeman was sacked in October 2021. The Spaniard, who spent 17 years as a senior player at Camp Nou, was turned to after an impressive stint in charge of Qatari side Al Sadd. He spent the final four seasons of his professional career as a player at Al Sadd, and became the club’s manager upon retiring in 2019.

Xavi replaced Koeman after the Dutchman’s poor start to the 2021/22 season. He took over with the side in ninth place in La Liga, but an impressive turnaround under the former Spain international saw Barcelona finish the campaign in second place.

He won his first trophy as Blaugrana boss in January 2023, with a 3-1 Supercopa de España victory over Real Madrid. Xavi backed that up with the 2022/23 La Liga title to end Barcelona’s three-year drought without winning the top flight.

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