The Catalan giants welcomed their legendary midfielder back as head coach after sacking Ronald Koeman due to consecutive bad results.
Barcelona got the go ahead from Al Sadd to start talks with Xavi who has been with the Qatar side since 2019 aftter they paid the buyout clause in his contract.
“FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Xavi Hernandez for him to become first team coach for the rest of the current season and two more seasons,” the club said in a statement that was headlined “WELCOME BACK HOME, XAVI!”
Barca welcomed the midfielder who played for 17 years and made 767 appearances winning 25 trophies, including four Champions League wins and eight league titles.
Xavi shared a video after the news was confirmed saying ; “It wasn’t goodbye, it was ‘see you soon’. The Camp Nou has always been my home,” Xavi said in a video addressed to the fans. You’re my fans, my people, the club that I love the most. And now, I’m coming home. See you soon, Culers. Forca Barca!”
Xavi will be unveiled on Monday before his managerial career starts at the club November 20 after the international break.