Barcelona legend Xavi has confirmed that the club from Catalonia approached him over a meeting, the specifics of which he refused to reveal.
“I cannot say anything, they were here to talk to me and we discussed many things. Sorry I cannot give any more information,” Xavi told a news conference after his side beat Al Rayyan on Saturday to reach the final of the Prince’s Cup.
“I cannot hide it’s my dream to coach Barcelona, I’ve said it many times in many interviews, everyone knows I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart.
“But I’m doing my job here, I’m doing my best. I was focused on the semi-final and now I’m focusing on the final.”
Al Sadd’s sporting director Muhammad Ghulam Al Balushi had previously confirmed that Barcelona were trying to negotiate a deal with Xavi.
“There are negotiations between Xavi and Barcelona now and we wish him success wherever he decides to go,” he told Qatari network Al Kass.
Xavi is a legend at the club having won a series of trophies for the Blaugrana and the fans will welcome him with open arms not only because they love him but they will be more than happy to see the back of Ernesto Valverde who has been rather clueless as coach.