The report of the Spanish newspaper added that there are great doubts about the continuity of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman with Barcelona in the coming period due to the results of the team, as the club has not won in the last 3 matches.
Marca wrote that Xabi does not want to negotiate with the club in the presence of Koeman, because he considers him an icon in the club.
She explained that there is mutual respect between Xabi and Barcelona president Joan Laporta, although the former was believed to support Victor Font during the club’s recent elections, but the 41-year-old coach has not publicly linked himself to Font, nor anyone else.
And the report added that if Xabi is convinced of the Barcelona project, he will be ready to take on the task immediately, despite the fact that the season has already begun.
Shabi’s contract with Al-Sadd extends to 2023.
During his time as a coach in Qatar, he won one league title, the Qatar Cup twice, the Qatar Super Cup once, the Emir Cup and the Qatar Stars Cup. Al Sadd will face Al Rayyan club led by Laurent Blanc, the former star of France, in the Emir Cup final.
It is noteworthy that Barcelona drew with Cadiz in the Spanish league matches, as it is the third match in which the club did not achieve a victory after the loss from Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and the draw against Granada in the League.