Barcelona said goodbye to the legend of the club, when Xavi called the time for a hugely successful spell at Camp Nou, covering 17 years in 2015.
Xavi decided to extend his contract at Al-Sadd
Xavi’s long-awaited return to Barcelona was suspended after he decided to sign a one-year contract with Al-Sadd. Barcelona said goodbye to the legend of the club. When Xavi called the time for a hugely successful spell at Camp Nou, covering 17 years in 2015. The Barca superstar spent the next four seasons playing in the Qatar Stars League for Al-Sadd. After which he hung up his boots in May of last year. Subsequently, Xavi was appointed as a new permanent head coach of Al-Sadd and has since led the club with two trophies. The 40-year-old has been closely associated with his main job at Barca since taking over. The Spanish champions continue to try to rediscover the spark of previous eras with former players Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique.
According to Pizzi, in near future, Xavi will be Barca’s coach
Quique Setien is the last person trying to return the glory days at Camp Nou. But he is already being warned to leave the club after only six months of leadership. Xavi, who recently admitted that he has the ambition to coach Barça in the future. He has been touted to replace Setien if he can’t succeed in either LaLiga or the Champions League is about to end the season. However, the former Blaugrana captain has dedicated his near future to Al-Sadd. With an official statement on the club’s Twitter account on Sunday. Xavi conveyed a message to supporters after agreeing to new conditions. He announced: “I am happy to renew the contract with Al-Sadd, I have been working with the club’s management during the current period on several issues. Including the extension of Akram Afif’s contract, and the signing of foreign footballers to replace Gabi and Marco Fabian.”
Despite the World Cup winner’s decision to stay in Qatar. Barca can still regain an influential figure after the next presidential election at the club in the summer of 2021. Xavi’s former team-mate Juan Antonio Pizzi, who played for the Blaugrana from 1996 to 1998. Pizzi is confident that the ex-midfielder will eventually end up in the Camp Nou dugout. “I am convinced that the future of Xavi and the future of Barcelona will converge at one moment. I don’t know in two or five years or eight, but Xavi will be Barcelona’s coach there is no doubt about that,” Pizzi told journalists in March.