Chelsea have chance to sign La Liga winner

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CHELSEA have a chance to hire Spanish legend Xavi after he got the sack from Barcelona.

As a player, he won 31 trophies for Barcelona and Spain, including the 2010 World Cup, two European Championships, eight La Liga and four Champions League titles.

Barca’s stuttering season led Xavi to say in January that he would resign at the end of this campaign. But after discussions in April at club president Joan Laporta’s home, he agreed to stay on – with a series of unspecified conditions set by the club.

Then, four weeks after confirming their former midfielder would honour the last year of his contract and lead them through next season, Laporta changed his mind and axed the coach after a season with no silverware

The club have long been admirers of the Spanish legend and could make a move for the man, according to Spanish sources, as they continue to look for their next boss.

Xavi Hernandez recently said he is proud of his achievements with the club and was looking forward to being a fan again: “It is never easy to leave the club of your life, but I am very proud after two and a half years at the head of a dressing room that has been like a second family,” Xavi said in an open letter published on social media.

“From Sunday I will be another fan in the stands… Because before being a player or a coach I am a Barcelona fan and I only want the best for the club in my life, which will always have me at its disposal.

“This season things have not gone our way, but we have let it go and helped to grow a new generation of young footballers from La Masia who inspire all Barcelona fans… I wish the best for the club that I hold dear to my heart.”


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