Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that he had spoken with the La Liga champions executives, Eric Abidal and Oscar Grau.
Naija News reports that the Barcelona legend has been linked with a return to the Catalan club to replace current Blaugrana manager, Ernesto Valverde at Camp Nou.
Report emerged on Saturday that members of Barcelona’s board, Eric Abidal and Oscar Grau, had a meeting with the 39-year-old in a bid for him to succeed Valverde.
Speaking after his side’s victory over Al Rayyan in the Prince’s Cup semi-final on Saturday, the Al-Sadd manager confirmed in a post-match news press conference that he had met with Abidal and Grau.
Xavi said: “I cannot say anything, they were here to talk to me and we discussed many things. Sorry I cannot give any more information.
“I cannot hide it’s my dream to coach Barcelona, I’ve said it many times in many interviews, everyone knows I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart.
“But I’m doing my job here, I’m doing my best. I was focused on the semi-final and now I’m focusing on the final.”