Xavi Hernández rejected contract offer weeks after announcing his departure from Barcelona

Xavi Hernandez looks set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season, with president Joan Laporta preparing to sack him, just weeks after begging him to continue for another 12 months. The 44-year-old originally expressed his intention to resign in January, before being dissuaded weeks later.

Shortly after the announcement of his resignation at Barcelona, ​​Xavi was offered the opportunity to manage internationally. According to MD, the South Korean Football Federation presented a proposal to the Spaniard following the dismissal of Jurgen Klinsmann, but it was politely rejected.

In the weeks following Xavi’s original decision to resign it was reported that he planned to take a sabbatical next season, if not already manager of Barcelona. With it looking increasingly likely that he will be sacked after Sunday’s trip to Seville, it remains to be seen whether he sticks to this plan or seeks an immediate return to management.

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