The Blaugrana legend has consented to remain on as the Qatar based club’s lead trainer all the way to the finish of the 2020-21 season
Xavi’s hotly anticipated come back to Barcelona has been required to be postponed after his choice to sign a one-year contract augmentation with Al-Sadd.
Barcelona bid farewell to a club legend when Xavi called time on a massively fruitful spell at Camp Nou spreading over 17 years in 2015.
The Spaniard spent the following four seasons playing in the Qatar Stars League for Al-Sadd, before hanging up his boots in May of a year ago.
Xavi was hence selected Al Sadd’s new perpetual lead trainer, and has since guided the club to two trophies.
The 40-year-old has been vigorously connected with the top occupation at Barca since moving into the board, as the Spanish victors proceed to attempt to rediscover the flash of past times under previous players Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique.
Quique Setien is the most recent man endeavoring to bring back the magnificence days at Camp Nou, however he is now being tipped to leave the club after only a half year in control.
Xavi, who as of late conceded that he harbors desire to mentor Barca later on, has been touted to supplant Setien on the off chance that he neglects to convey accomplishment in either La Liga or the Champions League come the finish of the period.
Nonetheless, the previous Blaugrana skipper has now dedicated his short term to Al-Sadd, with an official declaration posted on the club’s Twitter account on Sunday.
Xavi has conveyed a message to supporters in the wake of consenting to new terms, which peruses: “Glad to reestablish my agreement with Al Sadd, I’m working with the club’s administration during the current time frame on various issues, including the restoration of Akram Afif’s agreement, and marking remote players to supplant Gabi and Marco Fabian.”
Regardless of the World Cup champ’s choice to stay in Qatar, Barca could at present wind up bringing back a persuasive figure after the club’s next presidential races in the late spring of 2021.
Xavi’s old colleague Juan Antonio Pizzi, who played for the Blaugrana somewhere in the range of 1996 and 1998, is sure that the ex-midfielder will wind up in the Camp Nou burrow in the end.
“I am totally persuaded that the eventual fate of Xavi and the fate of Barcelona will meet up at a certain point, I don’t have the foggiest idea whether in two years or five years or eight years yet Xavi will be Barcelona mentor, there is no uncertainty about that,” Pizzi told the Daily Mail in March.