- Xavi has announced that he has contracted the deadly Covid-19
- The former Barcelona star explained that he will isolate himself till he recover
- Xavi has been linked with a return to the Camp Nou as manager
Barcelona legend Xavi has announced that he has been tested positive for deadly Coronavirus claiming that he will no longer be part of his team's return to major competition.
Coronavirus has been the major disturbance in the world considering the numbers of people the virus has killed and those who are tying to recover from it.
Xavi was preparing to be in charge of his club Al Sadd's game with Al Khor on Saturday, July 25, before the sad news about his status came.
“Today I will not be able to accompany my team in the return to official competition.
“David Prats, reserve coach, will take my place as head of the technical team. A few days ago, following the QSL protocol, I tested positive in my most recent Covid-19 test.
“Luckily, I feel perfectly fine, but following the protocol, I will remain isolated until I have overcome it.
“When the medical authorities allow me, I will return to my daily routine and work more eagerly than ever.
“I thank all the authorities, especially those which allowed us the means for an early detection that avoids more spreading of the virus and guarantees the normal continuation of the season,'' Xavi explained.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how 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 £5.4 million per year.
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