Al Sadd confirms XAVI change
What the sparrows have been loudly whistled by the rooftops for days is now official: Xavi leaves the Katarische Club Al Sadd and takes over the coaching post at FC Barcelona. This confirmed Xavi s previous employer on Friday.
The management level of Al Sadd has approved the change from Xavi to the FC Barcelona after the exit clause was settled, says the pages of the club. In addition, you have agreed to cooperate with Barca in the future. Xavi is an important part of the story of Al Sadd, we wish him a lot of success.
The FC Barcelona has not yet confirmed the return. That the longtime midfielder of the Catalans, who shaped an era, to take over the coaching office with his house and farm club, is nevertheless an open mystery. Most recently, it was mooded that Barca is definitely avoiding the exit clause due to its difficult financial situation. In the room was about one million euros.
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The Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported in this context shortly after the communication, representatives of the FC Barcelona are annoyed by the statement. The club is not ready to pay the required sum.
Xavi has notified us a few days ago that it is his desire to switch to FC Barcelona, as his home club differs a critical phase. We understand that and have decided not to stand in the way, said The Al Sadd statement continues. The 41-year-old will always be welcome in Doha.
FC Barcelona probably escapes a contract payment
Despite the existing fixed movement, the change would only be possible with the consent of Al Sadd to the current time. Otherwise, Barca would allegedly have to pay a contractual penalty of five million euros.
The FC Barcelona is currently only in the Spanish league only ninth position. Before the season, it was also revealed how bad it, as a result of years of mismanagement, is the finances of the association. Even superstar Lionel Messi could not be held anymore.
In the course of the Xavi leavesy descent, one was recently separated from coach Ronald Koeman. In brief, Xavi will probably be on the side line.