Al-Sadd extended Xavi's contract as manager through the 2020-21 season. 

The contract includes a release clause that would let him leave for Barcelona.

Xavi reportedly turned down an opportunity to replace Ernesto Valverde as manager earlier this season.

"I'm working with the club's management during the current period on a number of issues, including the renewal of Akram Afif's contract and signing foreign players to replace Gabi and Marco Fabian," said Xavi.