Every Barcelona fan Andy anyone else associated with the Spanish La Liga giants hoping to see Xavi as their manager anytime soon will have to wait a little further as the former midfielder has extended his contract as Al-Sadd manager. Xavi has continued to be linked with the managerial role at the Camp Nou even after being appointed as the permanent boss at Al-Sadd.


He was reportedly contacted for the Barca job some time ago after the sacking of QuiqueSetien, but he declined the offer back then with concerns that he is not fully ready for the job. At the time, he was already in management and was also doing a great job at Al-Sadd. He has instilled a brilliant footballing culture and an excellent pattern of play at his current club and those are the reasons the Barcelona board wants to lure him back to the club where he won a lot of trophies as a player.

Barce eventually appointed Ronald Koeman to replace the removed Setien, but the rumors have continued to find their way around. Since the arrival of Koeman, Barca have had mixed fortunes and while sometimes it looks like the board has grown tired of the Dutch manager and wants to get rid of him, other times, it appears that he has the support of the club’s bosses.

It was reported earlier in the month that the former Southampton and Everton manager is under probation at the Spanish club and will be leaving at the end of the season if he does not meet their objectives. The belief is that he will be asked to leave the role at the end of the current campaign if he is unable to help Barca win the La Liga title, with Xavi the man on the list of his likely replacements.

According to reports, Barca will look at other options if they fail to lure Xavi back to the club.