Xavi

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is set to attend the presentation of Xavi Hernandes as the new manager for FC Barcelona.

Xavi who featured under Guardiola as a player had been picked as the perfect replacement for Ronald Koeman who was sacked last week.

As reported by AS, Xavi will participate in a photo session and press conference on Monday accompanied by club president Joan Laporta with the event set to be attended by several famous personalities associated with the club.

Apart from Guardiola, current Barcelona captains and Xavi’s former teammates, Gerard Pique Sergi Roberto, will be present at the event, although Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets will not make it as they are away on international duty.

Guardiola had expressed his confidence in his former player’s ability, backing him to do well in the Barca hot seat.

“I said I didn’t speak with him but if it’s finally agreed then of course the best wishes. I’m pretty sure he’ll do a good job,” the Man City manager is quoted by Marca.

Xavi, who ended his playing career with Barca in 2015, moved to Qatari club Al Sadd and continued as a footballer for four years before eventually becoming the manager in 2019.

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