Legendary midfielder and Spanish icon, Xavi has reportedly agreed on a deal with Barcelona to become their new manager, after Ronald Koeman was sacked last night.
Ronald Koeman was sacked after Wednesday night’s defeat by Rayo Vallecano and the club has announced that Sergi Barjuan will take charge in the interim.
According to Spanish paper, AS, Xavi wants to say a proper farewell to Qatari club Al Sadd but could land in Barcelona on November 4 and either be presented on that date or the following day.
According to AS, Xavi has a release clause of £840,000 that Barcelona will have to pay, although AS says there could be a gentleman’s agreement between the manager and his bosses in Qatar that could let him leave for free.
Xavi has managed Al Sadd for two years and joined as a player in 2015 after leaving Barca.
Popular football transfer news guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted: ‘Barcelona will announce new interim coach. Then it’s gonna be Xavi. He has accepted Barça project after talking with president Laporta days ago. Still waiting for contract termination process with Al-Sadd.’