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Barcelona legend Xavi named manager of Qatari side Al Sadd

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The former midfielder gets his first managerial post

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Barcelona legend Xavi has been named as the new manager of Qatari side Al Sadd after hanging up his boots and will replace Jesuldo Ferreira in the hotseat.

The midfielder left the Camp Nou for Al Sadd in 2015 and announced earlier this year that this season would be his last as a player.

The 39-year-old has also made it quite clear he wants to head into management and will now get his first opportunity with the Qatari side after signing a two-year deal.

The job looks the perfect place for Xavi to cut his teeth as a manager, and it will be interesting to see how he gets on.

He has previously admitted it would be his dream to coach Barcelona at some point in his career, and he is now a step closer to making that happen.