Xavi Hernandez had to face the press on Thursday amid rumors he’s about to quit Al-Sadd and head back to Barcelona to replace Ronald Koeman.
The former Barca star was speaking ahead of Al-Sadd’s next game in the QNB Stars League against Al-Ahli on Saturday evening.
Unsurprisingly, Xavi was asked about his future but was not having any of it. He said only, “I am currently focused on my work with Al-Sadd, and I cannot talk about anything else.”
Xavi is still expected to return to Barcelona but the Catalan giants may have to wait a little bit to finally get their man.
The latest rumors suggest Al-Sadd want to keep hold of Xavi until November 3. If that proves the case then Xavi would not be able to take charge until after the Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev.
Sergi Barjuan has been put in interim charge of the club for now and we will get an update from him on Friday at Barca’s pre-match press conference.
Meanwhile, Barcelona also confirmed on Thursday that Albert Capellas will take charge of Barca B for the time being. The B team are in action on Friday against Linares.