Ernesto Valverde will continue as Barcelona coach, at least until June. Xavi Hernandez asked for more time and Barcelona gave him it, because they will not wait any longer and will postpone the move until June.
After several meetings from Friday to Sunday, Oscar Grau, Barcelona’s CEO and Eric Abidal, the coaching secretary, gave up and returned to Barcelona with a “no” from the Al Sadd at the moment, according to the source.
However, this negative from Xavi Hernandez doesn’t mean that he isn’t going to accept the offer, it just means he will not accept it right now. If he does so in June,the season will have finished and he can start from scratch to reach his dream.
Even though Xavi Hernandez has not signed a precontract, according to ‘Marca’, it is said that the current Al Sadd coach hasgiven his word to be Barcelona coach next season.
According to ‘AS’, in Saturday’s meeting, after Al Sadd’s game, Grau and Abidal (on behalf of Barcelona) and Xavi and his brother Oscar (on behalf of the coach) met. They did not reach any agreement, despite the information that contracts are being drafted.
In this way, Xavi Hernandez has ignored some of the Barcelona’s biggest stars. Messi, Pique and Busquets asked the coach to sign for Barcelona, but finally it will not be in the current season.