Xavi in Line for Barcelona Job
Former midfielder Xavi has reportedly agreed to take over as manager of Barcelona after the sacking of Ronald Koeman.
The ex-Barca player Xavi is currently managing Qatari side Al-Sadd.
And now Sport are reporting that he has already reached an agreement with his former side.
They are now working on the termination of his contract at Al-Sadd, something which would cost the Spanish club around £840,000.
Xavi has enjoyed a sensational start to the season with the Middle Eastern team, winning all seven of his opening league games and topping the table as a result.
But, according to Goal, he is open to assuming office at Barcelona immediately, with talks already underway.
“Xavi wants Barça job.”
And Spanish reporter Ferran Correas believes Barca’s plan is for Xavi to take over after the next international break in three weeks time.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stunningly been linked with the job but Xavi now looks set to assume the role.
Barcelona’s form has continued to spiral downwards since their financial crisis leading to the departure of Lionel Messi in the summer.
They have struggled to move beyond mid-table in LaLiga so far this season and are in danger of failing to qualify out of the Champions League group stages for the first time in 20 years.