Xavi Hernandez returns, unveiled as new Barcelona manager after departure from Qatari side Al Sadd


New Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez was unveiled at the Camp Nou on Monday morning.

The Spanish club had been pursuing Xavi as a replacement for Ronald Koeman after he was sacked a fortnight ago, and negotiations with Al Sadd had proved trickier than expected.

Xavi reportedly had a release clause of five million euros, and while it remains unclear how Barcelona met that figure, he was permitted to sign with the Catalan club.

He left Barcelona as a player in 2015 before playing for Al Sadd for four years, and he then took over as the club’s coach.

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