Barcelona has officially announced the appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the team's new head coach. "Barcelona has reached an agreement with Xavi Hernandez to become the coach of the first team by the end of this season and for two more seasons. Xavi Hernandez is a product of La Masia. He left his current club, Al-Sad from Qatar, after talks with the club's owners over the past few days, "the Catalans said in an official statement.
Xavi is expected to arrive in Barcelona this weekend and on Monday, November 8, his performance as the new coach of the first team of the Blaugranas will take place.
As a footballer, Xavi recorded 767 games and won 25 trophies with Barça - 8 La Liga titles, 3 Spanish cups, 6 Super Cups, 4 Champions League trophies, 2 European Super Cups and 2 World Club Championship medals.
According to unconfirmed information, Barcelona and Xavi will pay 2.5 million euros each to Qatar's Al-Sad, and the total amount of 5 million euros is the buyout clause, which was written in the coach's contract. The amount will be deducted from Xavi's advertising contracts with Qatar.