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Barcelona wants Xavi as their new Manager

givemesport: After drawing three of their last four matches, Blaugrana have relinquished their advantage in La Liga’s title race and now trail Real Madrid by four points.

But that doesn’t even tell half the story.

Lionel Messi has made headlines for not listening to assistant manager Eder Sarabia during a drinks break, manager Quique Setien appears to be on his way out while £108 million signing Antoine Griezmann is only good enough to play the final few seconds in a must-win clash against Atletico Madrid.

Then, to make matters worse, reports emerged on Thursday that claimed Messi wants to leave at the end of his contract in 2021.

Just 12 more months of Messi at the Camp Nou is enough to unsettle any Barca fan.

However, there’s some encouraging news emerging.

With Setien seemingly set to leave his role at the end of the season, the club are on the lookout for their next manager.

And it seems they’ve settled on club legend Xavi.

That’s according to Mundo Deportivo journalist, Francesc Aguilar, who claims Xavi has reached a ‘firm agreement’ to take over Barcelona at the end of the season.

The legendary footballer played almost his entire career playing for Barcelona between 1998 to 2015, making more than 700 appearances winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

In a series of tweets, Aguilar reveals that he’s been informed by a reliable source in Qatar – where Xavi is currently managing – that the former midfielder has accepted the deal and will earn €6 million-per-year.

Xavi was previously linked with the managerial job at the Camp Nou before Setien took over in January. Then, in March, he even admitted he wanted the job but insisted there can’t be any ‘toxicity’ in the dressing room.

“I am clear that I want to return to Barcelona, I am very excited,” Xavi said in an interview with La Vanguardia.

“Now that I have seen myself coaching I think I can bring things to the players. But I made it clear to them that I saw myself in a project that started from zero and in which the decision-making was mine. I have no problem: I don’t hide, I don’t take it back.

“I would like to work together with people in whom I have confidence, with whom there is loyalty and who are very valid people. There can’t be anyone toxic around the dressing room.”

It wouldn’t be Barcelona without any toxicity in the dressing room.

Source: Published by givemesport

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Hassan Abdullahi Adoyi
Hassan Abdullahi Adoyi
1 month ago

Great news

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
1 month ago

Good news for Xavi

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

Good choice for barca

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
1 month ago

Lol 😂

Okonjo eluemuno Michael
Okonjo eluemuno Michael
1 month ago

Nice one by Barca.

Uzoh pascal
Uzoh pascal
1 month ago

He will be a good fit

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

Ok nice

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

It will b a great news from barca .

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Nice to hear

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

good choice for barca

udeme umoh
udeme umoh
1 month ago

Messi why

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
1 month ago

Good news from for xavi

Ezema Oliver uchenna
Ezema Oliver uchenna
1 month ago

Good news

Joy Chidimma
Joy Chidimma
1 month ago

Nice choice by barca

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
1 month ago

Good for Barcelona

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
1 month ago

Good luck Xavi

Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
1 month ago

great neWs

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
1 month ago

Nice one from barca

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

Good news

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
1 month ago

Xavi will do we in barca
Just like zinedane is doing in madrid

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
1 month ago

Xavi will coach Barca well

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
1 month ago

Xavi will do well at Barcelona just like guardiola

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
1 month ago

Good news for Barcelona

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Great news for Xavi

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
1 month ago

Xavi coming to Barca would be great

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
1 month ago

Expected of him

Udochukwu mmesoma precious
Udochukwu mmesoma precious
1 month ago

Good one

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
1 month ago

That’s really good

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
1 month ago

Good update. Up Barca

IGONI BLESSING
IGONI BLESSING
1 month ago

Nice update

Godwin Buduzhi
Godwin Buduzhi
1 month ago

that will be good

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

Wow, interested.

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

That’s good

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
1 month ago

It’s a good decision for barca

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

Good choice for Barcelona

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

This would be nice

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

Nice one

Ademola micheal
Ademola micheal
1 month ago

Ok

Temitope Samson Fayomi
Temitope Samson Fayomi
1 month ago

Wow… Great

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Brilliant decision.

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
1 month ago

Xavi is talented and fit for Barcelona

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
1 month ago

That’s a good revelation from Aguilar concerning Xavi taking over from Setien as Barca coach

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
1 month ago

That’s going to be a nice deal

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
1 month ago

Very interesting

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
1 month ago

Nice update

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
1 month ago

That will be so nice

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
1 month ago

Xavi is a good coach

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
1 month ago

This is good

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
1 month ago

I can’t wait

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
1 month ago

Good one for barca