Doha, 5 July 2020 - Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez has extended his stay at Qatar’s Al Sadd for another season, the club said in a report on its official website on Sunday.
In an exclusive statement to the club’s website, Xavi, 40, said that he was 'happy to renew the contract' with Al Sadd.
According to the deal, Xavi will continue with Al Sadd for the second year in a row, until the end of the 2020-21 season.
“I am happy to continue with Al Sadd and the team’s goal will always be to compete for all titles,” Xavi was quoted as saying in the report posted on the club website.
"I am happy that the squad is complete today after the return of the remaining first-team players in preparation for this upcoming period and the resumption of the league championship," Xavi said. Al Sadd is preparing for the resumption of the QNB Stars league from July 24.
The Barcelona star added that “his complete focus in this current period is to fully equip the players for the upcoming domestic and Asian competitions.”
The Spanish coach also stated that he is working with the club’s management during the current period on a number of issues, the most important of which is the renewal of Akram Afif’s contract, in addition to signing new foreign players to replace Gabi and Marco Fabian, the report added.