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Though the fans have been convinced that the club legend would be rejoining the club after hours of posturing in Qatar.



However, FC Barcelona have finally announced Xavi Hernandez as their new manager late at night between Friday and Saturday. After Ronald Koeman's sacking from the club, all roads pointed at Xavi as the new boss and he will be presented as the new Barça head coach on Monday.

The announcement was made late at night when people were less expectant, in fact, there were reports that the club was planning to announce Xavi later today and present him on Monday. But the situation took a wild turn at 01:47 on Saturday.

The former midfielder is set to sign a contract until the summer of 2024. President Joan Laporta was reportedly informed of the decision to make the announcement as soon as he landed on Vigo for the squad's La Liga match against Celta. He's been in constant communication with

Meanwhile, due to a confidentiality agreement, FC Barcelona won't disclose further details about the deal they struck with Al-Sadd until Monday. However, the club from Qatar is expected to charge the exit fee for the manager. Both the coach and the Catalan club are expected to split the €5 million fee. Barcelona welcomed Xavi through social media with open arms. A new era begins under his command.



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