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Xavi to become new Barcelona coach

Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez is set to replace sacked coach, Ronald Koeman.

Former Coach, Koeman got the sack last night after a poor run of form that included him lose the el-classico a shocking 1-0 defeat in the hands of Rayo Vallecano.

Barcelona have sacked head coach Ronald Koeman following a 1-0 defeat at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday evening.

Xavi who had been touted to someday sit in Barcelona’s dugout as Head Coach has an uphill task of rallying the team together and challenging for at least a fourth place finish that will guarantee Champions League football next season.

Xavi, 41, has coaching experience with Al Sadd Sports Club in Qatar. As a player, he won eight la liga titles and four Champions League titles with Barca.

The 2010 World Cup winner will reportedly meet with his current bosses this Thursday to get an understanding of the situation, and to learn if he will be given the chance to join Barcelona as Ronald Koeman’s replacement.

Reporting by Mariam Asari; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare