The Barça fans can breathe easy: The club idol Xavi Hernández will be the new coach of FC Barcelona. This was announced by the Catalans with officially at night.
Previously, there had been lengthy negotiations and conflicting information on a supposedly already achieved and then again denied agreement.
Xavi had been committed after the current game season and the two stood in a published on the website of FC Barcelona Declaration. He will arrive in the course of the weekend in Barcelona and officially presented on Monday. More details did not contain the message.
Media: Five million euro transfer fee to flow to Doha
At the talks a delegation from the Catalan club, led by vice president Rafael Must in Doha had been about the payment of five million euros according to media reports. The Al Said were according to the information in case of early termination of actually running until 2023 coach contract to. Barça has the payment first rejected, it said. Well, it was agreed that the sum will apply equally by FC Barcelona and Xavi, wrote the Spanish newspaper Munro Deporting.
The future coach of the Catalans should pay its share of the payment in the coming years as a football ambassador of Qatar, the newspaper further wrote. Since these points should be waterproof agreed legally and tax-technically, the negotiations have taken longer than originally thought. An official confirmation of this arrangement did not exist initially.
negotiations threatened to break
Short term it had even looked almost as if the negotiations could fail. al-Sadiq CEO Turks Al-Ali wrote on Friday on Twitter: Al Said has agreed to the payment of the agreed contract sum with Xavi s move to Barcelona. Xavi was an important part of the history of Al Said, and the club wishes him every success for the future, said Al-Ali. Everything seemed already bagged.
Only about one and a half hours later, but reported Munro Deporting, representatives of FC Barcelona were angered by the statement. The club is not ready to pay the required sum. Until the final agreement took another anxious hours for the Barça fans.
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Xavi had played from 1998 to 2015 for Barça won with the club four times the Champions League. With the Spanish national team, he was world and European champions.
Now he is the successor of the ousted Dutchman Ronald Woman. Waiting for him the difficult task of leading the traditional club after the departure of superstar Lionel Messi from the Barçaing crisis. I have a great desire to return home, the former midfielder of the Spanish newspaper Munro Deporting said recently.
Barça badly damaged
The item is considered, however, be particularly challenging and risky. Woman was there only hold from August 2020 to the last October, its predecessor Iquique Series even just eight months.
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On Tuesday, the Catalans in the Champions League won at Dynamo Kiev with 1: 0 and thus attracted their chances to reaching the second round of the knockout. In the Spanish La Liga Table of the previously spoiled by the success the club has slipped to ninth. The distance to the table First Real Societal San Sebastián is nine points.