Barcelona and club legend Xavi Hernandez are set for a fairy tale reunion as the club appoints him as new head coach following the sack of another club legend Ronald Koeman
Al-Sadd, the club Xavi joing six years ago, first as a player and then becoming it’s head coach in 2019 have agreed to release him
Al Sadd released a statement confirming the move on Friday morning. Barcelona are yet to officially announce the deal but are expected to do so later in the day.
“The Al Sadd administration has agreed on Xavi’s move to Barcelona after the payment of the release clause stipulated in the contract,” an Al Sadd statement read. “We have agreed on cooperation with Barcelona in the future.
“Xavi is an important part of Al-Sadd’s history and we wish him success. Xavi informed us a few days ago of his desire to go to Barcelona at this particular time, because of the critical stage his hometown club is going through, and we understand this and decided not to stand in his way.”
The Barcelona and Spain legend will take over the club after the international break meaning interim coach, Sergi Barjuan will lead the club against Celta Vigo this Saturday