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Xavi: Why I Refused To Become Barcelona’s Manager

Xavi: Why I Refused To Become Barcelona’s Manager

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has revealed the reason he turned down the chance to become the Catalan club’s new manager.

Xavi was reported to have been offered Barcelona’s managerial position after he was visited by former teammate Technical Director Eric Abidal and General Manager Oscar Grau in Qatar.

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However, the position eventually went to Quique Setién following the sacking of Ernesto Valverde.

And responding to questions if truly he was approached by the LaLiga champions, Xavi said: “Yes, I received an offer to become a Barcelona coach.

“Technical director Eric Abidal and general manager Òscar Grau came to visit here in Doha to talk to me.

“It was an enormous honor to be asked and it is my dream to be the Barcelona coach in the future, but I have not accepted this offer. Especially since it comes too early in my trainer career, “said Xavi, who

“I immediately informed my players about the Barcelona offer and my focus was slightly less for three days,

On the appointment of Setién, Xavi who started his coaching career on May 28, 2019 at Al Sadd, wished the former Real Betis coach success.

“I love his way of working and I hope he achieves great results with the team.”

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  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    I hope those trying to push Yobo into the gorge of death can make sense of this piece of news. Lolz

    Here’s one who was the brain box of the greatest club and national teams of all times in the world, who won every trophy there is in football, already has a UEFA Pro license and is already a Manager of a professional club acknowledging the untimeliness of rushing up the ladder.

    Those who have ears, let them hear…! Lolz

    • Akunde 4 years ago

      Stop insulting Yobo and disbelieving in your own. Did anyone turn down the offer for Xavi or he did it by himself? Let Yobo himself say no, not another pessimist

    • Nobody has forced Yobo to take the job. That was odegbami’s way of asking us to think of the future.

    • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

      You guys should avoid that drey he’s just a simple clown seeking attention with a weak arguments. Odegbami was making examples on equipping ex players and black coach and this He goat he making a drama out of it. Who no go school self go understand wetin Segun dey talk.

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Hahahaha. Mumu. Life don frustrate you…? LMAO

        “….Former Nigeria Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi and a British journalist, Satish Sekar have backed former Green Eagles captain, Segun Odegbami’s claim that another former captain of the Nigeria senior national football team, Joseph Yobo has what it takes to lead Nigeria to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar….”

        “….Had Nigeria followed the trajectory of developing local coaches from our international pool of players after Stephen Keshi’s era, by now, no one will be engaged in the present debate about which coach should handle the Super Eagles for the 2022 World Cup, our next critical project….”
        Add to all the above, proper understudy of great coaches, the best professional training available anywhere, and a guarantee that the country will sink or swim with him, and I shall present to you, Joseph Yobo, the next coach of the Super Eagles in two years’ time!….”

        I am not surprised that for someone like you who reads upside downand has zero intelligence quotient…2022 world cup for you is the future, not now…..when the qualifiers will start in less than 2 months time. If only you had small sense and know football as you claim to know (albeit everyone on CSN knows how big a pompous lair you are), you will know that the 2022 world cup has already started with the qualifiers all across the globe. The grand show will only hold in the host country in 2022. So anything that is done in that regards is all ready in the present.

        And even if you say 2022 is still in the future….in your senseless…is 2 years enough to obtain a coaching license like UEFA pro license that takes 4 years…? Or do you thing coaching certification can be purchased the way you purchased the fake certification that made you a fake financial analyst….a financial analyst that cannot analyse simple goals per game ratios to know who is better between 2 strikers…the most basic of statistical analyses…..LMAO.

        But we know your brains are not difrerent in size and capacity from that of a donkey, of course that’s why you bring up stupid arguements that records can’t even agree with….like Isaac SUccess is FAR BETTER than Ighalo, Musa Muhammed is FAR BETTER than Ola Aina, Uche Agbo is FAR BETTER than Ndidi, a half fit Obafemi Martins is FAR BETTER than Ighalo…..LMAO very stupid arguements.

        You claim I’m looking for attention yet you post an irrelevant video of Martins on a news thread that says absolutely nothing about martins just to start an arguement that you are still struggling to win…..? LMAO. Your brain must be as dark as the night school you went to

        If anyone is looking for someone who went to night school….Chima Eberibe Samuel is here on display.

        Financial analyst wey nor fit analyse ratios….is that one a financial analyst…??? LMAO

        • Ololo 4 years ago

          Hahahahaha…. Dr drey this one is too heavy Na… I just love this Dr drey.. Your understanding of football is good and you argue with facts

          • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

            Drey keep cloning. Don’t even take you for real.

  • For me I like the idea of drafting our ex footballers who is proven to test themselves after assessing them
    But they should start off with our u17, u20 and u23. Yobo has been doing TV plundit for while and he should try but not super eagle yet

  • Yobo can be good but 2022 is too soon. Same thing Xavi said and same Odegbami should have reasoned. In the hierarchy of ex internationals, should anyone be suggesting Yobo for the job? Dr Drey is right, but I’ve also noticed here that people take respect for age as the measure of true wisdom. Odegbami maybe old but I think sometimes he talks off track and when he does his age must not be allowed to make up for that.

    Besides it is a know fact that he has a witch’s hatred for Rohr(the more he succeeds the more the hatred). Please let’s be objective and not support or encourage Odegbami’s hatred for this innocent man to consume him and our football along.

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