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Al Sadd coach Xavi on turning down Barcelona: I won't hide

Al Sadd coach Xavi inissts he has no regrets turning down the Barcelona job over the New Year.

The Blaugrana contacted him in January to see if he would replace Ernesto Valverde, but Xavi rejected the proposal. It was not the right time.

Despite the fact that the negotiations came to light from the very first moment, Xavi assures that he was not bothered by it.

"I have no problem: I don't hide, I don't take it back," he explained to La Vanguardia.

"I would like to work together with people in whom I have confidence, with whom there is loyalty, and who are very valid people.

"There can't be anyone toxic around the dressing room."

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