Xavi Hernandez has been linked with a job at Barcelona for a long time, ever since he stepped into coaching. But Xavi has maintained that he won’t come to Barcelona as a stopgap and would rather prefer to take over the role when he is prepared to take the Blaugranas back to the European crown.
But Ronald Koeman’s situation at Barcelona is very delicate. It seems he is most unlikely to continue next season as Laporta plans to overhaul the team and start a new beginning.
Koeman has done a decent job in binding the team into one and won the Copa del Rey trophy as well, but his team has faltered in important moments and have almost thrown themselves out of the La Liga title race.
According to recent reports, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is set to have a meeting with Xavi Hernandez to discuss the terms of his return to Barcelona as the coach.
Xavi has signed a contract extension with Al Sadd, but reportedly there is a Barcelona clause in the contract which would let him terminate the contract and join Barcelona.
The former Barcelona captain has done an excellent job with the Qatari side. He has won the following titles with Al Sadd since taking over in May 2019.
- Qatar Stars League: 2020–21
- Qatar Cup: 2020, 2021
- Qatari Super Cup: 2019
- Emir of Qatar Cup: 2020
- Qatari Stars Cup: 2019–20
It seems Xavi is ready to take his managerial career to the next level as Barcelona desperately searches for a coach with their own DNA.