Sergi Barjuan’s interim on the FC Barcelona bench, started after the dismissal of Ronald Koeman on October 28, is already coming to an end, according to RAC1 radio and the daily Sport. Both Catalan media report that Xavi’s return to the club, this time as a coach, is just a matter of days away.
Two Barça leaders, vice-president Rafa Yuste and football director Mateu Alemany, took off on Wednesday for Doha, Qatar, to negotiate with the Al-Saad club, the employer of the former Blaugrana strategist and the Spanish selection.
No compensation to pay for Barça
The appointment of Xavi (41) has been a sea serpent for very long months in a club in crisis, only 9th in Liga, which however relaunched in the Champions League thanks to his victory in Kiev on Tuesday evening (0 -1). According to Sport, his arrival could be formalized by the weekend.
The 2010 world champion would engage until June 2024 with a lower salary than he receives at Al-Saad. Barça would have no compensation to pay to recover the technician, a boon given the state of the finances of the Catalan institution.