Barca Dealt Barca Blow!
Posted: 6 July 2020
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has extended his contract as Head Coach of Al-Sadd for one year after being linked with a managerial return to Barcelona.
Xavi has been in charge of Qatari club Al-Sadd since the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign, leading the side to the Super Cup and Qatar Cup titles in his first season.
There has been some hope that the World-Cup winner would make a sensational return to the Camp Nou but has instead taken up the offer to remain in Qatar, saying;
“I am happy that the squad is complete today after the return of the remaining first team players, in preparation for this upcoming period and the resumption of the league championship
” I am delighted to continue with Al-Sadd, and the team’s goal will always be to compete for all titles,” he concluded.
The Barca hierarchy had hoped for the midfielder to become their Head Coach after a not-so-convincing start from their current manager Quique Setien.