Xavi returns home, he is the new Barcelona coach

BARCELONA – Xavi Hernández is already Barcelona’s new coach, for the remainder of the season and the next two, after the coach himself agreed with the Al-Sadd leaders to terminate his contract through the payment of the clause liberator that it maintained since its last renovation and of which it will take charge of the Barcelona club.

According to what was reported by the Qatari entity on its social networks, in addition to the payment, Barça and Al-Sadd will maintain “practical cooperation in the future.”

After two days of negotiations in Doha, with the presence of Vice President Rafael Yuste and soccer director Mateu Alemany, it was Xavi’s direct intervention that unleashed a situation that was suspected of being entrenched by the absence of Joan Laporta in the Arab country, being the diplomatic work of the same technician, in personal conversations with the president of Al-Sadd, Mohammed bin Hamad, which facilitated his departure.

Despite the reluctance of the sheikh, he had given Xavi his word that he would facilitate his departure if he was claimed by Barcelona, ​​this being the definitive reason for reaching an entente in which Al-Sadd, beyond the collection of the releasing clause, which sources close to the negotiation assured ESPN Digital is 5 million euros, started a collaboration agreement with Barça.

Xavi will travel immediately to Barcelona with the Barça team and his presence is not expected in the Balaídos box, where the team led on an interim basis by Sergi Barjuan will face Celta Vigo this Saturday, in which it will be Sergi’s last match. in front of the first squad.

The official presentation of the new coach will take place early next week, when he will take office during the national team break and making his debut on the bench on the occasion of the Catalan derby against Espanyol on November 20.


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Xavi returns home, he is the new Barcelona coach