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Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has been appointed as manager of Qatari party Al Sadd

Former Barcelona legend Xavi named manager of Qatar Stars League side Al Sadd after announcing his retirement

  • Xavi hung up his boots earlier this month after a glittering 21-year career as a senior
  • The World Cup winner has played for Al Sadd in Qatar for the past four years
  • The 39-year-old has now entered into a two-year agreement to take over as a manager
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Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has been appointed as manager of Qatari party Al Sadd.

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The 39-year-old announced his retirement earlier this month, after playing for the Qatar Stars League club since 2015.

He made 86 appearances for them as a player and has now signed a two-year deal to take over as a manager.

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has been appointed as manager of Qatari party Al Sadd

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has been appointed as manager of Qatari party Al Sadd

The deal will make him the boss of his former rival Gabi, who moved to the Middle East from Atletico Madrid last summer.

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Xavi won 27 trophies during a glittering 20-year-old in the Catalan club. He was also part of the Spanish team that won the 2010 World Cup in 2010, as well as the euro in 2008 and 2012.

In 2015, he exchanged Catalonia for Qatar and joined Al Sadd for the rest of his career. But the 39-year-old recently confirmed that it was his dream to lead his former club someday.

Xavi won 27 trophies during a glittering 20-year race at Catalan giants Barcelona before moving

Xavi won 27 trophies during a glittering 20-year race at Catalan giants Barcelona before moving

Xavi won 27 trophies during a glittering 20-year race at Catalan giants Barcelona before moving

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