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The offers that Xavi Hernández had to reject to get to Barcelona

The new FC Barcelona coach explained the rapprochement he had with the Brazilian Confederation, which offered him to join Tite's team and then stay as a coach after Qatar 2022.

Xavi Hernández
Xavi Hernández

He was able to cross the pond and reach the giant of South America and the most champion of the world. Xavi Hernández is the name of this Monday and not only at FC Barcelona, where he was officially presented as a new Barça coach, but also on the other side of the world, specifically in Brazil. The Spanish coach confirmed what was a strong rumor in June: he was able to reach the ‘Canarinha’ bench.

In a press conference offered after his presentation at the Camp Nou, Xavi was asked whether the option of arriving in Brazil was true or not, and the now Barcelona coach had no problem explaining what the offer made by the Confederation was. Brazilian Soccer.

"Yes it's correct. We spoke to the CBF. The idea was to be Tite's assistant and after the World Cup, catch the seleçao”, revealed Xavi, who although he was grateful to the‘ Canarinha ’, explained that his wish was always to get to Barcelona. “My dream was to come here and I think the time is right. I feel that this is the moment, but there were conversations with the Brazilian Confederation”, he added.

Xavi Hernández, who signed his contract until 2024 on the same lawn at the Barça stadium, also confessed to being "excited" in front of the 9,422 fans who came to the stands. "We need you, especially in bad times", he commented before taking a picture with his family.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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