The 40-year-old Spaniard will have to quarantine for a while because Xavi Hernandez tested positive for coronavirus. However, this weekend is scheduled to resume play in distant Qatar which was suspended in March. Since May last year, the interest in the games there has increased when the living legend of FC Barcelona – Xavi Hernandez became the coach of Al-Sadd.
#BREAKING: Al Sadd manager, Xavi Hernandez, confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in self-isolation. The Spaniard will miss his side's return to competitive action against Al Khor, tonight. pic.twitter.com/i9ZOiNAjsO
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Al-Sadd before the season suspension was third, ten points behind the leader Al-Duhail. The Al-Sadd team faced new problems because Xavi’s coronavirus infection should be considered in such categories. The first coach will be absent for an indefinite period of time, during which time his duties will be taken over by the club’s current reserve coach – David Prats.
📱[@xavi] | Xavi Hernandez on Instagram:
“Today I won’t be able to join my team on their comeback to the official competition. David Prats will be there on my behalf as head of the technical staff – coach to the @ALsaddSC reserves.” pic.twitter.com/54wIhwsD5J
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) July 25, 2020
The situation with Xavi in the lead role shows quite clearly what we are still talking about although it is getting quieter every week. The pandemic still exists and the coronavirus infection is a real threat. Sam’s interest at the same time calms those concerned about his health and claims through the social networks that he feels very well.
Xavi Hernandez received the virus test results a few days ago but shared this news with the world just hours ago. This may be due to the fact that he is asymptomatic, so he did not feel obliged to provide information.
Xavi Hernandez (On Instagram):
— Barcelona Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) July 25, 2020
At the same time, he assured himself that he would be isolated until he received a green light from the health services to return to normal work. On the occasion, Xavi decided to thank the league authorities for how they act in the current realities. After all, despite today’s news, no one is even considering resuming the unfinished Qatar league season.
Very crazy weeks behind Xavi Hernandez and I don’t necessarily mean what happened to him in the last few days. Until a few months ago, the media raced with reports that Xavi Hernandez would succeed in Barcelona after Ernesto Valverde’s dismissal in January this year.
However, the time has shown that Xavi himself has other career plans at the moment, and at the same time, he is not closing the door to return to the Barcelona capital. Xavi’s new deal with Al-Sadd until the end of the 2020/2021 season entered into force earlier this month but there is a special clause to the contract.
If at any time Xavi Hernandez receives a job offer from Barcelona, he has the right to say goodbye to the Middle East without any problems and move back to the city that Xavi is home to.