After announcing his retirement, legendary Barca midfielder Xavi decided to follow the coach career. Currently, he is managing Al-Sadd club (a Qatari team) with a contract until 2023.
Before that, there were many rumors that Xavi would return to Barcelona as head coach. In the summer of 2020, when Barca fired Quique Setien, Xavi was also mentioned as a top candidate. In the summer of 2021, Xavi continues to be rumored to return to the Nou Camp.
Xavi suddenly appeared in the friendly match of Barca B
Recently, the media has discovered that Xavi and his team at Al Sadd went to Vall d’en Bas to watch Barcelona’s B team play a friendly match against Olot. The image above makes many people believe that the day Barca’s legendary midfielder will return to his old home as a coach is not far away.
Modern football has witnessed many talented former midfielders entering the coaching career of the old team. Typically, the case of Zidane – who has won 3 consecutive championships with Real Madrid as head coach.
As for Xavi, he once admitted his desire to return to Barca as a coach. However, the Spanish strategist insists now is not the right time.
The fact that he started his career as a coach at Al-Sadd Club – a less competitive football environment will help him bring experience, step by step brings certainty. This is explained by him thinking similar to Xabi Alonso, both want to make a career in their own way.
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Xavi will lead Barca in the not too distant future
Returning to lead Barca is something Xavi is “ready to accept” but will lie in the future tense. Not long ago, President Joan Laporta also said that this former midfielder needs more experience. The team will be ready to welcome the legendary midfielder when he is ready for a top-notch coaching career.
Koeman is still believed to do well in the 2021/2022 season, creating the foundation for Xavi to one day return and develop the team, opening a new era.