Xavi Hernandez appointed as Barcelona’s new coach

16:55, 06 November 2021
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Barcelona football club has appointed Xavi Hernandez as its new team coach as he will replace Ronald Koeman.

The 41-year-old Hernandez will train the team for what remains of this season as well as the next two seasons. 

Hernandez himself had played for Barcelona back in the day and in total he played 767 matches, won eight La Liga and four Champions Leagues titles for the football club.

With his help the club also won the World Cup and two European Championships.

The end of his career as a football player started when he became a part of the Qatari Al-Sadd club in 2015 later moving to the manager position in 2019.

However even back then he expressed his will to return to Barcelona one day.

"It's an objective to help them [Qatar] have a good World Cup in 2022, and then in my mind I have it to come back to Barcelona. One of my dreams in the future is to coach FC Barcelona," he said during an interview in 2017.

The club currently ranks second in the UEFA Champions League.