February 26, 2024

Barcelona legend Xavi will be the next manager of the Catalan giants with the club primed to sack Ernesto Valverde, according to reports.

The Spain international is set to return to the Nou Camp but the timing is yet to be decided.

Barcelona general director Oscar Grau and technical secretary Eric Abidal have both met with Xavi in recent days.

That’s something which was confirmed by the former midfielder himself, with the Al-Sadd manager saying: “I cannot say anything, they were here to talk to me and we discussed many things.

“Sorry I cannot give any more information.

“I cannot hide it’s my dream to coach Barcelona, I’ve said it many times in many interviews, everyone knows I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart.

“But I’m doing my job here, I’m doing my best.

“I was focused on the semi-final and now I’m focusing on the final.”

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