"He hasn't done anything, apart from what it means to have lost a match at a club like Barcelona", Luis Enrique said during an interview with Movistar at half time of the Supercopa de Espana final.
Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martínez and Thierry Henry have also been considered for Barcelona job but Xavi seems to be the leading candidate should his club Al-Sadd leave him for fresh challenges.
Dow crosses 29000 for the first time - but only briefly
Friday's calm session was in contrast to the week's overall trading action due to geopolitical tensions between Iran and the US. It fell back to 28,844 shortly after noon, after the U.S. labor department said 145,000 jobs were added in December .
In fact, on the night of this Saturday Eric Abidal and carscar Grau will return to get together with Xavi Hernández. Just having met with Abidal, my friend ...
Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has said it is his dream to coach his former side after his current club, Qatari outfit Al Sadd, confirmed that the ex-Spain midfielder has been in negotiations with the Spanish champions. "We're in talks with Barcelona but it'll depend by many factors", the Inter CEO is reported to have told Fabrizio Romano.
Xavi spent a staggering 17 years of his career at the Nou Camp before moving to Al Sadd in 2015. Barcelona's stance to date has been that Valverde will see out this season. "I support them and my dream is to train Barcelona, but now my focus is on Al-Sadd".
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has died, state media reports
A joint European Commission-European Union statement praised Qaboos's "sense of pragmatism and his unparalleled savoir-faire". The former culture minister, 65, was sworn in before the ruling family council on Saturday, a day after Sultan Qaboos died .
He respects the current incumbent Valverde, and does not want to be the man to force him out of the job.
"I can not speak on this issue and the conversation was on many issues with Abidal, and as I mentioned, I am now focusing on Al Sadd and in the final match of the Qatar Cup on Friday against Al-Duhail", Xavi added.
Before the semi-final versus Al Rayyan, Al Sadd's showing off supervisor Muhammad Ghulam Al Balushi validated Xavi had actually been bargaining a relocation to Barca.
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The great Watford player then threw a fierce ball through the box, which Doucoure put under his control before shooting Travers. Adam Masina replaced the injured Kiko Femenia, while Adrian Mariappa entered for Christian Kabasele suspended.
Valverde has continued to win trophies with Barca, winning La Liga twice and the Copa del Rey, and they now top the table but the former Atletico Bilbao manager has also had many failures.