Former Barcelona player and coach of Al Sadd's manager, Xavi has indicated an interest in taking over the coaching job at the Catalonia side, following the bad run of results at the club.
Mirror Football confirmed the news on its website on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. There have been a lot of speculations as it concerns the job of Ronald Koeman at the club but the board has consistently backed the Dutchman.
My idea is to coach Barcelona one day. I have never hidden this, it's my dream. I don't know if it will happen or not, whether they even need me or not, but for the moment I'm also happy at Al Sadd and very proud of being here. If an offer comes, it will be evaluated then we will try to decide, but for the time being, I'm very happy here.
Xavi won eight La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey titles and four Champions League titles with Barcelona.
He has also seven titles in Qatar which include the Sheikh Jassen Cup in 2019, Prince Cup in 2020 and 2021, Emir Cup in 2020 and the Super Cup in 2020 and the league champions in 2021.