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Barcelona make Mauricio Pochettino No 1 target to replace Ernesto Valverde after Xavi snub

Posted Monday, January 13, 2020 by hits

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ernesto Valverde in the Nou Camp hotseat after club legend Xavi turned down the chance to return to his old stomping ground. Pochettino has been out of work since November, when he was sacked by Tottenham and replaced by Jose Mourinho just 12 hours later. Valverde is teetering on the brink at Barcelona and his problem...Full Story »

Barcelona's talks with Xavi to replace Valverde as coach confirmed by Al-Sadd

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2020 by Goal.com57 hits

Having previously denied that their coach was discussing a sensational return to Catalunya, the Qataris now admit that a move is on the tableAl-Sadd have confirmed that negotiations have begun between Xavi and Barcelona for the former midfielder to return to Camp Nou as coach. Speculation over Ernesto Valverde's future has reached fever pitch since Thursday's Supercopa loss at the hands of A...Full Story »

'Pep is a born winner' - Guardiola and Man City will now target Champions League, says Xavi

Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Goal.com85 hits

The Spaniard believes his former teacher will switch the focus to continental football with the league now looking out of sight Pep Guardiola will set Manchester City's focus on winning the Champions League with Liverpool streaking away to claim the Premier League championship, according to Xavi. City have played one more game than leaders Liverpool and trail by a whopping 14 points on the s...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: Xavi eyes Sterling signing at Barca

Posted Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Goal.com171 hits

Spurs determined to keep Kane Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has slapped at £250 million ($309m) price tag on Harry Kane in an attempt to ward off potential suitors, according to the Telegraph. England striker Kane has stated his desire to win honours, sparking fears he could soon consider his Spurs future. Levy hopes that by valuing Kane so high he can put off the likes of Real Madrid, Bar...Full Story »

Xavi's fury with the referee on his AFC Champions League debut

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2019 by Marca.com141 hits

Xavi Hernandez was furious when the referee refused to award Al Sadd a penalty for a clear handball in stoppage time of their AFC Champions League match away to Al-Duhail on Tuesday. That game was Xavi's first AFC Champions League game in charge of Al Sadd, and he responded to the referee's decision by kicking a bottle which saw his shoe fly into the air. The Al Sadd players, including capta...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - How PSG got Xavi Simons from Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by 7M Sport274 hits

Man Utd go back to 6th again!       How PSG got Xavi Simons from Barcelona       Man Utd back to 6th again       Zinedine Zidane hates Gareth Bale so much he's using him as a referee in training       In Malawi, Nyasa Big Bullets FC player Hassan Kajoke got a chicken as man of the match award. Winner winner chicken dinne...Full Story »

Barcelona legend Xavi: Neymar return would be incredible

Posted Friday, July 12, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com78 hits

Barcelona legend Xavi is backing the move to re-sign PSG star Neymar. Neymar is eager to see the move happen. And Xavi said, "He would be an incredible signing. "But I see it as being difficult, honestly. I think it's very difficult. "We have seen so many things that I thought I'd never see though, such as PSG paying 222 million euros, so we'll have to wait. "There's no doubt that he's on...Full Story »

Barcelona legend Xavi announces retirement

Posted Friday, May 03, 2019 by Goal.com111 hits

The renowned former Blaugrana midfielder will be hanging up his boots at the end of the campaign with current club Al SaddBarcelona legend Xavi has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of this season. The central midfielder currently plies his trade in Qatar with Al Sadd, who he joined in 2015 after leaving La Liga. However, at 39 years of age, the Spaniard fee...Full Story »

Barcelona legend Xavi reveals his role in Qatar’s AFC Asian Cup 2019 victory

Posted Saturday, February 09, 2019 by Foxsports.com196 hits

Barcelona legend Xavi stunned the footballing world when he predicted that Qatar would win the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament - before it even kicked off. However the Al Sadd footballer played down his prediction and instead claimed that the nation's romping victory at the tournament was due to the years of work that went on behind the scenes to elevate Qatar football. "We must remember that ...Full Story »

New Xavi? Marco Verratti's stagnation shows PSG should have sold him to Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Goal.com181 hits

Paris Saint-Germain may have their Ligue 1 title back, closing it out courtesy of a remarkable 7-1 victory over Monaco on Sunday evening, but all is not well at the Parc des Princes club. Domestic domination is one thing but following the type of investment that owners QSI made last summer in brining Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to the French capital, more is expected. An exit at the last-16 stag...Full Story »

Barcelona signings do not fit the system, complains Xavi

Posted Saturday, September 02, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com197 hits

Barcelona signings like Paulinho do not fit into the team's system, according to legendary midfielder Xavi. The Barca icon, who won eight LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns in his glittering Camp Nou career, criticised the club's work in the transfer market. As the Spanish window prepares to close on September 1, Barca have lost Brazilian forward Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain aft...Full Story »

Mauricio Pochettino blasts Barcelona legend Xavi for trying to unsettle Dele Alli

Posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by hits

Dele Alli is going nowhere, says Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino Barcelona great Xavi, who a close friend of Pep Guardiola, reckons the City boss would love to take PFA Young Player of the Year Alli to the Etihad. But Pochettino says Xavi is motivated by hatred of him as a former Espanyol manager, Barcelona's bitter city rivals, and insists Alli is going nowhere. Spurs boss Poch suggested ...Full Story »

Messi a phenomenon and Neymar improving but Barca haven't replaced Xavi, says Capello

Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017 by Goal.com115 hits

The experienced Italian coach feels recruitment at Camp Nou in recent years has not been as positive as that made at his former club Real Madrid Barcelona have never "properly replaced" Xavi despite boasting some of the world's finest forwards, says ex-Real Madrid and England manager Fabio Capello. The Italian acknowledges that Lionel Messi is a "phenomenon", that Neymar is improving and tha...Full Story »

Ramos, Makelele and Xavi all feature in Nolito's ultimate footballer

Posted Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Marca.com212 hits

Selecting your favourite ever player may be tricky in itself but Nolito has tackled the question with the added ingredient of selecting per each body part. Divided into the head, speed, vision, and so on, the Manchester City winger brought the likes of Sergio Ramos, Xavi, and Luisao into his selection. Interestingly, former Barcelona teammate Cristian Tello was Nolito's option for speed whil...Full Story »

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho is the best midfielder in Europe, says Xavi

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Skysports.com187 hits

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho is currently the best midfielder in Europe, according to Xavi Xavi believes Philippe Coutinho is currently the best midfielder in Europe and says Liverpool have a "real chance" of winning the Premier League this season. The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to La Liga following his exceptional start to the campaign and former Barcelona midfielder Xavi thinks...Full Story »

Xavi: Pep will bring a 'revolution' to English football

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2016 by fourfourtwo.com141 hits

Pep Guardiola has enjoyed a superb start to his Manchester City reign, and Xavi believes he could lead a revolution in English football. Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has backed former boss Pep Guardiola to bring about a football revolution in England. Xavi played an integral role in Guardiola's success at Barcelona in a reign in which he led them to 14 trophies. And, speaking to ...Full Story »

Xavi plays football with Palestinian refugees in Jordan

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2016 by Marca.com136 hits

As a part of one of the initiatives of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, 'Generation Amazing' Ambassador and ex-Barcelona player Xavi Hernandez joined together with Palestinian refugees in Baqa, Northern Amman on Thursday to play football. The former Blaugrana and Spain star left for Al-Sadd back in 2015 and has fit right in in the Arab world. "I'm here to help people and when the opportunity arr...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo should respect Xavi Hernandez - Samuel Eto'o

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2016 by ESPN309 hits

Samuel Eto'o has added his voice to the racket surrounding the war of words between Xavi Hernandez and Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming the former Barcelona midfielder should have won the Ballon d'Or five or six times. Real Madrid star Ronaldo dismissed Xavi's decision to play in Qatar last weekend before boasting about the three Ballons d'Or he's won in his career. He was responding to comments ...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo launches extraordinary rant at ex-Barcelona man Xavi

Posted Monday, September 12, 2016 by Dreamteamfc.com202 hits

It's fair to say Cristiano Ronaldo is not shy about getting a bit salty. And the focus of his attention this time is former Barcelona midfielder Xavi. Let's set the scene... Earlier in the week, Xavi told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser... "Only a fool could have played football and not recognise Cristiano is an elite footballer. "But he just has had bad luck to be around at the same tim...Full Story »

The Xavi/Iniesta midfield maestro of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2016 by Goal.com63 hits

Raheem Sterling may have won the Premier League’s Player of the Month trophy for August, but the most impressive player of the young season is not Sterling, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or even Eden Hazard. It’s David Silva of Manchester City. In the club’s first three Premier League matches, Silva has successfully replaced Yaya Toure as the heart of Man City’s midfie...Full Story »

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