Barcelona Close To Making Xavi New Manager (See Details)

Barcelona are closing in on appointing Xavi as their new head coach after sending club executives to Qatar to finalise a deal, Goal can confirm.
Xavi, who is currently in charge at Al Sadd, was initially offered the top job at Camp Nou following Ronald Koeman’s sacking on October 27.

Sergi Barjuan has taken interim charge of the squad while Barca work on the appointment of a club legend, and a final agreement now appears to be imminent.

Goal has learned that Blaugrana vice-president Rafa Yuste and director of football Mateu Alemany travelled to Doha following the team’s 1-0 Champions League win over Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday night.

The Barca chiefs will sit down for talks with Al Sadd officials to discuss their intention to appoint Xavi, with a two-and-a-half-year deal now awaiting the 41-year-old at Camp Nou.

Should negotiations progress as expected, Xavi could be unveiled at Barca by next week, with Barjuan’s final game in the dugout likely to come against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

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