Xavi returns to Barcelona as coach


Xavi (Google photo)

By Valentine Amanze

FC Barcelona has confirmed the appointment of one of its legends, Xavi Hernandez, to succeed the sacked Ronald Koeman.

The football club tweeted on Saturday that it had concluded discussions on the job offer with the ex-player and was awaiting his resumption to duty on Monaday.

“It is expected that Xavi Hernandez will arrive in Barcelona this weekend and that on Monday November 8 his presentation as new FC Barcelona first team coach will take place in an event open to the public at Camp Nou,” it said.

The legendary midfielder no doubt would be facing an immense challenge to restore the fallen Spanish giants to their former glory.

The Spaniard left Camp Nou to play for Al Sadd in 2015, after making 767 appearances for the Catalan club, which included winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

“It’s time to come home. Welcome, Xavi,” Barca tweeted.

“It wasn’t goodbye, it was see you later,” it wrote, along with a video montage of the player’s departure in 2015.

With the deal sealed, Xavi will become first team coach for the rest of the current season and two more seasons.




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