Meanwhile, Valverde admitted on Thursday that speculations about whether he will remain in charge at Barca is "inevitable" after his side crashed out of the Spanish Super Cup to Atletico Madrid. Xavi Hernandez asked for more time and Barcelona gave him it, because they will not wait any longer and will postpone the move until June.
World Cup victor Xavi came through the Catalans' academy and played 855 senior games for the Camp Nou side.
Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has said it is his dream to coach his former side after his current club, Qatari outfit Al Sadd, confirmed that the ex-Spain midfielder has been in negotiations with the Spanish champions. I can not talk about what happens in Barça out of respect for the club and Valverde. However, the main focus on their travel was to meet with Xavi, where they tried to convince him to accept the head coach role at the Catalan club.
Xavi spent a staggering 17 years of his career at the Nou Camp before moving to Al Sadd in 2015.
Addressing the media after Al-Sadd's 4-1 win over Al-Rayyan in the Qatar Cup semifinals, Xavi also spoke about his recent meeting with Barcelona club official Eric Abidal but would not elaborate on the nature of their conversation.
"He's doing a really good job and can nearly all the titles, as they're leading LaLiga and are into the Champions League knockouts". Everybody knows that I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart, so yes, it's one of my dreams but I'm focused on Al-Sadd.
The report claims that the meeting was portrayed as an informal meeting, due to the friendship between Xavi and Abidal from their time playing together with the team, but he was offered a two and a half year deal.