While some dream of seeing him return to Barca to take over from Ernesto Valverde, Xavi has a delicate start in his new coaching role. At Al-Sadd in Qatar, where he finished his career as a player last May, the former midfielder no longer seems to smell of sanctity.
The 39-year-old has suffered a fourth loss in the last six games of his team, which lost to Qatar SC on Saturday (3-0). On the social networks, images suggesting the stadium "Xavi out" circulate, repeated by the Catalan daily Sport. Songs heard at the break, while the team was led 2-0.
Al-Sadd is fourth in the standings, five points off the podium but two games late. Insufficient seems it for the fans. The club will play in December the World Club Cup, with Liverpool, CF Monterrey or ES Tunis. With or without Xavi?