Xavi has sent an emotional message to Barcelona fans after sealing his return to the club as manager after six years away from the Camp Nou.
The Catalan giants confirmed in the early hours of Saturday morning that the deal was finally done and Xavi is the club’s new first-team coach.
Xavi then took to Instagram with a lengthy post detailing just how delighted he is to be coming home.
“Dear Culers, I’M COMING BACK HOME.
I’m returning to the place that saw me grow up, I’m returning to the Club of my LIFE.
I have no words to describe the emotion I feel to defend again this shield that is stamped in my heart, to feel again the Camp Nou vibrating, and to hear again the cheers of encouragement from these great fans.
I know that I am arriving at a difficult moment, but I’m facing this challenge with the greatest of enthusiasm. I will work and fight with you all to reach together the place we deserve.
Thank you #fcbarcelona for trusting me, as well as to all the fans who believed that I should take on this important role.
THE STORY CONTINUES ...”
Barcelona have also published an interesting little video with Xavi talking about coaching.
Strength, sacrifice, attitude ...— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 6, 2021
Xavi's way pic.twitter.com/bW1faK2QKa
Xavi is due back in Barcelona over the weekend and will be officially presented on Monday at the Camp Nou. The 41-year-old will sign a deal that runs until June 2023.