Xavi ‘rejects’ chance to take over Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona hero Xavi has reportedly turned down the opportunity to take charge of the Catalan club immediately – but he could yet do so at the end of the season. Xaviled Al-Sadd to a victory and a narrow defeat at the Club World Cup in Doha in December The 39-year-old, who made 767 appearances in 17 seasons at Barca, is currently in charge of Qatari side Al Sadd- his first job in management. Recent reports suggested he had met Barcelona’s general director Oscar Grau and his former teammate and now technical secretary Eric Abidal, and it was rumoured he would be taking over imminently. According to Goal , however, Xavi has refused to do so until the end of the season due to his respect for Valverde. He could not deny his attraction towards the job when asked by reporters recently, saying: “I cannot hide it, that is my dream. It is my dream to coach Barcelona , I have said it many times in many interviews.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… center_img “Everybody knows that I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart, so yes, it’s one of my dreams but I’m focussed on Al Sadd.” Despite winning two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa since taking over at Barcelona in 2017, Valverde has come under increasing pressure recently, and following their 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa final on Thursday he looked set for the sack. It looks as though he will live to fight another day, though, and will almost certainly be in charge for Barcelona’s game against Granada next Sunday. Read Also:Xavi prefers summer return, Barca want immediate switch – reports If Xavi does eventually take over he will be the latest in a long list of former Barcelona player to move from a playing role to the hotseat. Former legends such as Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola, Frank Rijkaard and Johan Cruyff all had spells as manager at one point, and Xavi would no doubt be a hugely popular choice with supporters of the club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

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