Xavi reportedly agrees to replace Setien as next Barcelona coach

Xavi reportedly agrees to replace Setien as next Barcelona coach

- Xaxi could be making a return to Barcelona as manager this summer

- The 40-year-old Spaniard is said to have agreed deal to replace Setien

- Barcelona are currently occupying second position on the Spanish La Liga table

Former Barcelona star Xavi has reportedly agreed mega deal to replace embattled manager Quique Setien as the next manager of the Catalan giants on £5.4m-a-year deal.

Quique Setien has been under serious pressure at Barcelona most especially when football resumed after three month's break due to the trouble in the world.

There have been reports of Barcelona players falling out with Quique Setien recently in which the likes of Messi and Suarez are said to be ignoring some instructions.

Even before Setien was appointed as Barcelona coach, Xavi was linked with a return to the club where he made his name, but refused to join.

According to Mundo Deportivo, a "firm agreement" is in place that would see Barcelona pay Xavi, 40, a tasty £5.4million per year.

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The Spanish hero is currently managing in Qatar with Al-Sadd taking over last summer after ending his playing career with four years at the same side.

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Xavi reportedly agrees to replace Setien as next Barcelona coach

Xavi reportedly agrees to replace Setien as next Barcelona coach (photo: Getty)
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Before leaving Barcelona, Xavi won four Champions League title and he was very close with current captain Lionel Messi.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona supertar Lionel Messi was offered an apology by former France international Christophe Dugarry for calling him a half-autistic kid after game against Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish champions were forced to a 2-2 draw in what was a disappointing result for Setien and his wards considering their fight to retain the Spanish La Liga title.

But what made Dugarry annoyed during Barcelona's game against Atletico was the introduction of his fellow countryman Antoine Griezmann two minutes before the end of the game.

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Antoine Griezmann was unable to play to his own satisfaction considering the limited time he had on the pitch as the encounter ended in a draw.

While speaking on RMC Sport, Dugarry claimed that Antoine Griezmann lost his confidence in the game against his former side.

He added that Lionel Messi should have helped the World Cup winner with some good passes which he refused to.

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