Catalan club offers Xavi huge managerial contract to replace Ernesto Valverde

Xavi with Abidal and meeting between Grau Abidal and Dembele in Doha

Xavi with Abidal and meeting between Grau Abidal and Dembele in Doha

Current Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has been put under huge pressure after the team threw away a lead against Atletico Madrid and were knocked out of the Supercopa semi-final. I support them and my dream is to train Barcelona, but now my focus is on Al-Sadd.

Xavi, 39, left Barcelona in 2015, following 17 trophy-laden seasons, to join Qatari club Al-Sadd, where he coaches.

Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau and sporting director Eric Abidal are in Doha to discuss a move that will see former midfielder Xavi replace Ernesto Valverde as the head coach of the Blaugrana, according to a report from today's paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

"When the results are bad or when you lose, as has happened tonight, I suppose we will talk about this and other things".

Before the semi-final versus Al Rayyan, Al Sadd's showing off supervisor Muhammad Ghulam Al Balushi validated Xavi had actually been bargaining a relocation to Barca.

Reportedly, the meeting was scheduled in order for Barcelona to offer Xavi the position as coach for the next two seasons, starting at the end of the current campaign.

"Xavi and his team are focusing on tomorrow's match against Al-Rayyan, and we know that a club with the size and professionalism of Barcelona will take to official channels to speak of such matters", he added. He took over Qatari side Al Sadd in 2019 and won the Qatari Super Cup later in the year. And they were here to check how is Ousmane Dembele. Just having met with Abidal, my friend ...

" I cannot hide it's my desire to trainer Barcelona, I've claimed it often times in lots of meetings, every person recognizes I sustain Barcelona from all-time low of my heart".

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