FC Barcelona legend, Xavi Hernandez, has reportedly tested positive for the deadly Corona virus.
The former Barcelona maestro, who is currently the head coach of Qatari football club, Al Sadd, was recently tipped to assume the reigns as head coach at Barcelona with a return back to the Camp Nou looming.
Unfortunately for him, he won’t be in the dugout when his team returns to action this weekend against Al Khor
He released a statement saying; “Today, i will not be able to accompany my team in the return to official comprtion.
“David Prats, my reserve coach, will take my place as head of the technical team.
“A few days ago, following the QSL protocol, i tested positive in my most recent Covid-19 test.
“Luckily, i feel perfectly fine, but following the protocol, i will remain isolated until i have overcome it.
“When the medical authorities allow me, i will return to my daily routine and work more eagerly than ever.
” I thank all the authorities, especially those which allowed us the means for an early detection that avoids more spreading of the virus and guarantees the normal continuation of the season.
“A hug, and see you soon on the football pitch!”.