• With almost total security, Xavi will head to Barcelona next summer
  • All this leaves Ernesto Valverde in a very committed situation
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Xavi Hernández has opted to continue as coach of Al Sadd until next June, which is when he ends his relationship with the Qatari team. The former midfielder rejects the offer of Barcelona at the moment, although everything indicates that he will take the reins of the club in June.

As they report Sports world Y Sport, Xavi is inclined to occupy the position of coach of Barcelona next season. The meetings between Óscar Grau, CEO of the club, and Eric Abidal, technical secretary, have served to approach positions and analyze future projects.

The idea of ​​the club was to sign him immediately, but Xavi's commitments to Al Sadd, together with the fact that it is not yet the most appropriate time to try to implement his method of work, have ended up postponing this decision.

All this leaves Ernesto Valverde in a compromised situation, knowing about Barcelona's interest in signing Xavi Hernández. The defeat of last Thursday in the Super Cup against Atlético has ended with the patience of Barcelona and right now his future as a coach is hanging by a thread.

“It's my dream”

The former FC Barcelona player Xavi Hernández has refused to lead the culé team immediately because he is “focused” on Al Sadd, with whom he will play the Crown Prince Cup final after winning Al-Rayyan this Saturday, and confirmed the talks with Eric Abidal, technical secretary of the Blaugranas.

“I have talked about many things with Abidal, he is my friend,” Xavi justified after rejecting Barça's bench. “I cannot hide that it is my dream to train Barcelona, ​​I have said it in many interviews and everyone knows it, but I am focused on Al Sadd,” the Catalan told a news conference.