The great Barcelona legend player Xavi Alonso, has announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of this current season.
Xavi Alonso currently deal his trade in Qatar with Al Sadd, who he joined in 2015 after leaving La Liga.
However, at 39 years of age, the Spanish player feels that it is the time, is right to hang up his boots and pursue his ambition of a coaching career.
According to him, this is his last season as a player, but he has looking forward to seeing what the future holds for him as a coach,” Xavi stated.
“My philosophy as a coach reflects the style we developed for many years under the influence of Johan Cruyff and La Masia, and that has its greatest exponent in the way of playing football in Barcelona.
“I love seeing all the teams take the initiative in the field, play attacking football and return to the essence of what we all love since our childhood days: football possession.” He added.