BARCELONA is just one step away from inaugurating Xavi Hernandes as new manager. Currently, Barcelona have sent club representatives to Qatar to finalize a deal with the former Spain international.
Xavi, who is currently the coach of Al Sadd, was offered a job at Camp Nou following the sacking of Ronald Koeman on October 27. Currently, Sergi Barjuan has been appointed as Barcelona’s interim coach.
Barcelona vice-president Rafa Yuste and soccer director Mateu Alemany have been reported to have flown to Doha on Wednesday (3/11). Barcelona officials will sit down with Al Sadd to discuss their intention to offer Xavi a two-and-a-half-year contract.
If the negotiations go smoothly, Xavi could be inaugurated by Barcelona next week. Barcelona president Joan Laporta last week hinted that Xavi was the main candidate to succeed Koeman.
“My opinion of Xavi as a coach is that he is good, it is an interesting process. I have good references, I often chat with him and I know what he thinks of our team, but this ‘is a secret conversation between friends, ”he said. Explain.
“We like each other and my opinion of him is very good. I have always said that one day he will coach Barca. I trust the people around me. We will see how things go.”
Xavi was one of the greatest players to ever play at Camp Nou. He made 767 appearances in 24 years with Barcelona.
The Spaniard helped Barcelona win several La Liga and Champions League trophies, as well as other trophies before moving and retiring to Al Sadd between 2015 and 2019. Since then, coach of the Qatari club, Xavi has won seven trophies and is unbeaten in 35 last league games. . (Goal / OL-15)