According to ESPN, Xavi Hernandez has reportedly rejected a role to be Brazil’s assistant manager ahead of the 2022 World Cup with him set to reportedly take over from Tite after the World Cup. The Barcelona legend currently coaches Qatari side Al Sadd and has recently signed an extension with them.
While reports have been persistent with the fact that Xavi Hernandez will be the next manager of Barcelona, things haven’t worked out that way with the La Liga giants going another way. It saw rumours indicate that the Spain legend rejected the chance to coach his boyhood side with Xavi opting to stay at Al Sadd instead. But while that has seen Barcelona sign Ronald Koeman and figure things out, the reports haven’t stopped with the former midfielder still linked with the job.
However, ESPN has reported that Xavi has reportedly rejected a chance to potentially coach Brazil after the 2022 World Cup with him shocked at the offer. The role, right now, would have been to become Tite’s right hand man as his assistant coach and then eventually takeover from the current Selecaos boss after the World Cup. The report has further indicated that there was no contract or financial details discussed, just the possibility of Xavi becoming the assistant manager.
ESPN further added that the Spaniard was shocked at the offer although he did reject it having only recently signed an extension to his contract with Al Sadd through to 2023. Rumours also have reported that Xavi is once again a target for Barcelona with the club looking to re-build their team from the ground up and have a former legend at the helm of it.