The Spaniard left Camp Nou to play for Al Sadd in 2015 before making 767 appearances for the Catalan club. This included winning eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.
Barcelona tweeted saying it is high time Xavi Hernandez returned home, and they welcomed him back as well.
In a statement, Barcelona said it had reached an agreement with Xavi to become first team coach for the rest of the current season and two more. He comes to replace Ronald Koeman whom the club recently sacked.
‘’It is expected that Xavi Hernandez will arrive in Barcelona this weekend and that on Monday 8 November his presentation as new FC Barcelona first-team coach will take place in an event open to the public at Camp Nou,’’ Barcelona said in the statement.
Nicknamed the ‘Maquina’ (the Machine), many also consider Xavi one of the club’s greatest ever players.
There is also a huge excitement about his potential as coach. This was after his influence on the iconic Barca team managed by Pep Guardiola.
Many have said Xavi faces a formidable challenge as the team let its key player Lionel Messi join PSG in the summer.
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