Xavi was offered Barcelona manager job, Al-Sadd confirms talks
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Xavi was offered Barcelona manager job, Al-Sadd confirms talks

Xavi has reportedly been offered a deal to replace Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona manager, and Al-Sadd has confirmed talks are taking place regarding a move.

Sporting director Mohammed Gholam has been quoted as saying negotiations are underway between Barca and their former midfielder:

Barcelona's sporting director, Eric Abidal, and chief executive officer, Oscar Grau, met Xavi in Doha on Friday and offered him a two-and-a-half-year contract, according to Juan Jimenez at AS.

The Catalan giants want the club legend to replace Valverde, who has come under renewed pressure after losing 3-2 to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday.