Xavi, after two years, will not continue as coach of Al Sadd of Qatar, a team in which he ended his playing career, in 2018. The decision was made by the club’s leadership, dissatisfied with the team’s results in the Asian Champions League, and was revealed by the sports channel Al Kass from Qatar.
So, the former midfielder of the Barcelona, who has a contract until the end of the season, will be released from June. What will the future of the 40-year-old coach be? It is very easy to link him with the team in which he shined as a footballer. In fact, he had already admitted that his great expectation was to be in charge of Culé. “Nor me, but those footballers and that Barsa triumph. And, as a consequence, our technical staff, who are preparing a lot and we are very excited “, he had declared when Quique Setién entered the tightrope.
Xavi in Al Sadd.
The current coach is the Dutch Ronald Koeman, whose contract is until June 2022. In any case, it is worth remembering that this coach was chosen by the previous leadership of the club. While the current president, Joan Laporta, supported him publicly, in the case of not winning the League, and with the memory of the elimination in the Champions League against PSG still in force, any doubt about its continuity may be exposed.
Xavi and Leo together.
Remember: Xavi was with Iniesta key in the best moment of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, with Pep Guardiola as coach.
Xavi with Messi, when Leo scored a great goal at Getafe.
Xavi, at Al Sadd, one of the biggest teams in Qatar, won the Qatar Super Cup in 2019 and in 2020 he won all three Cups: Qatari Stars Cup, Qatari Cup and Emir Cup. In addition, in 2020 he won the League.
His last Champions League game was lost due to a gross error by his goalkeeper, against Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia.
The silly goal to Al Sadd