We are sad about Xavi’s departure, but at the same time, we’re happy that he’ll coach a great team, from Al-Sadd to Barcelona,” Abdul Karim Hassan said after the match against Al Duhail.
“Xavi presented a new idea for Qatari football, especially for Al-Sadd players, it was a great honour.”
Meanwhile, the club’s officials have said that they intend to keep Xavi at the club.
Nevertheless, Barca are said to be optimistic about their chances of getting the coach.
At the moment of writing, a meeting between the representatives of the two clubs is underway