It was messy, but in the end, Barca reached an agreement with Al Sadd. Xavi is now officially the new Barcelona coach. Sergi Barjuan will still be in charge against Celta Vigo, but that will be his last game as interim coach.
Puyol, who shared great moments with Xavi at the Catalan giants, wanted to send a message to his friend. “Lots of luck. I’m sure everything will go well,” he wrote on social media.
The ex-defender has never stopped loving Barcelona and he is not going to now, especially given his former teammate and friend is in charge. “Welcome home again. Visca Barca,” Puyol concluded.
As well as these kind words, an image says a lot. In the middle of the match, Puyol, after the change, put the armband on Xavi’s arm. Now he will be the one who leads the team at this delicate moment.