Xavi starts his trainersloopbaan at Al Sadd club in Qatar, where the 39-year-old Spaniard earlier this month spelerscarrière discontinued.
Al Sadd reports Tuesday that Xavi from next season the head coach is at the club. The former midfielder is the successor of the experienced Portuguese Jesualdo Ferreira, who is an expiring contract after more than 3.5 years on the bench at the club from Doha.
Xavi announced four weeks ago that he has the ambition was to become a coach. “My philosophy as a trainer reflects the style that we over the years have developed with the influence of Johan Cruyff and La Masía (the youth academy of Barcelona, ed.)”, he said when.
The 133-times Spanish international played since the summer of 2015 for Al Sadd. Until that time came, the midfielder, only for FC Barcelona. He made his debut in 1998 under former coach Louis van Gaal in the first team.
In almost seventeen seasons conquered Xavi much as 25 prices with the Catalans. On his list of fame including four Champions Leagues and eight league titles.
Al Sadd is the recordkampioen of Qatar with fourteen titles. In the past, they were, among others, Rene Meulensteen (2000-2001) and Co Adriaans (2007-2008) trainer at the club.