Spanish for Spanish. Javi Gracia has just been introduced as Al Sadd’s new coach after Xavi Hernández left for Barcelona. The now Barça coach left the Doha city team at the top of the table and with a record full of sporting successes. Everything has been very fast. TOl Sadd made official yesterday the hiring of the 51-year-old former player from Pamplona, and this same Wednesday it was presented at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena.
Javi Gracia was presented on social networks with a brief message: “The leader presents his new Spanish coach Javi Gracia.” A message in which there was no lack of response from melancholic fans referring to Xavi’s departure. Already on the club’s website, it went into more details. Javi Gracia was accompanied at the presentation press conference by Turki Al-Ali, general director of the club, Mohamed Ghanem Al-Ali, sports director, and many fans and partners of the leader.
At the beginning of the conference, Turki Al-Ali, CEO of Al Sadd Club, welcomed the new manager, wishing him every success in his new phase. Turki Al-Ali endorsed Javi Gracia during the press conference: “The coach is a great name and has taken over big clubs in the Spanish and English leagues. Javi was chosen after careful study. I think there is a common denominator between the club and the coach, who is winning championships. “
For his part, Javi Gracia, thanked during the press conference the opportunity that the Qatari club offers him: “I am happy to be in Doha. I know Al Sadd well, and it is a very big club and I know it well before coming to Doha. I also know the former coach (Xavi) as a coach and as a player, and we have the special method and we will maintain the same offensive methodology that identifies the Al Sadd team. “
Gracia said that Doha seems like a wonderful city and that she is experiencing special moments in light of the celebration of the Arab Cup: “At Al Sadd Club we have to work collectively for the club to grow, to contribute to the development of the national team and to enjoy the great sporting events organized here.”
Gracia stressed that the team’s goal is always to win every game in every competition, win more titles and be part of the club’s long history. At the end of the conference, Mohamed Ghanem Al-Ali recalled that the Spaniard is a good coach and that the club expects a lot from him during the next matches.