sport news Barcelona 'offer club legend Xavi two-and-a-half year contract' to take over ...

Barcelona 'offer club legend Xavi two-and-a-half year contract' to take over as manager from under-fire Valverde after secret two-and-a-half hour meeting... with Ronald Koeman and Thierry Henry also in the running Ernesto Valverde is close to losing his job after Barca's loss to Atletico Madrid  Club chiefs met with ex-midfielder Xavi following the Spanish Super Cup defeat AS is reporting that the club has offered a two-and-a-half year-deal to take over  Qatar club Al-Sadd insist no contact has been made regarding their head coach 

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 09:00 GMT, 11 January 2020 | Updated: 09:19 GMT, 11 January 2020

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Barcelona have offered club legend Xavi a two-and-a-half year contract to replace underfire Ernesto Valverde as manager, according to reports.

The club's sporting director Eric Abidal and CEO Oscar Grau reportedly linked up with the former midfielder in Doha this week following Barca's Spanish Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia. 

AS is reporting that the two-hour meeting was enough to convince the club's chiefs to offer the Spaniard a deal to take over as boss at the Nou Camp, beating off the likes of Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martinez and Thierry Henry to the post. 

Xavi has reportedly been offerred a two-and-a-half-year deal to take over as Barcelona boss

Xavi has reportedly been offerred a two-and-a-half-year deal to take over as Barcelona boss

The Spanish giants fell to defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday

The Spanish giants fell to defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday

Spanish publication AS are reporting that Barcelona are looking to make Xavi their new boss

Spanish publication AS are reporting that Barcelona

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