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Xavi Agrees Deal To Replace Setien At Barcelona – Report

Barcelona icon, Xavi Hernandez, has reportedly agreed to replace Quique Setien as the new manager of the Spanish giants.

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Setien, 61, has been under intense pressure since replacing Ernesto Valverde at the club in January this year.

There are speculations that the club’s board has decided to sack him in order to pave the way for Xavi, following recent run of poor results, which saw them relinquish top of the LaLiga table to arc rivals, Real Madrid.

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According to Mundo Deportivo, a “firm agreement” has been finalised, and that the deal will see Xavi, 40, earn a bumper £5.4 million per year.

The report added that he is expected to take over at Camp Nou at the end of the season.

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The former legendary Spanish midfielder, who joined the club at the age of 11, made 767 first-team appearances for Barcelona, scoring 85 goals and provided 182 assists.

He won eight league titles, four Champions League trophies, three Copas del Rey, as well as two Club World Cups titles.

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