"The final decision is in the hands of Al-Sadd's management, in the hands of the manager and the hands of Barcelona's management".
Barcelona have sacked Ernesto Valverde and hired Quique Setien.
"I respect Barcelona, I respect Valverde and I respect my club and I'm doing my job here", Xavi said on Saturday.
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez and Ronald Koeman were both approached to replace Valverde, according to Spanish reports, but neither accepted the role.
The 39-year-old Xavi, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, came through Barcelona's academy and played 855 senior games for the club.
And while the 55-year-old has delivered back-to-back Primera Division titles and now has the Blaugrana sitting at the top of La Liga - albeit on goal difference - European disappointment is not the only black mark next to Valverde's name.
Barça have held preliminary talks with another former player, Xavi Hernández, who is now with Qatari club Al-Sadd, but he has reportedly said he is not interested in moving to Catalonia at the moment.
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In two and a half years as Barcelona coach, Valverde won two LaLiga Santander titles, one Supecopa de Espana and one Copa del Rey.
A delegation is understood to have met with the club's record appearance holder in Doha last week, although Barcelona were reluctant to reveal the true nature of the discussions.
"We have to remember that [Pochettino] said that he'd rather be in his farm in Argentina as a farmer than ever becoming Barcelona coach", Montero said.
Setien had been with Betis since 2017 until deciding to take some time off at the end of last season.
"Barcelona and Quique Setien have reached an agreement for the latter to become first team coach until 30 June 2022", a statement on the club's official website read. It was humiliated at Liverpool 4-0 after winning the first leg 3-0 in the semifinals last season, and the previous year it squandered a 4-1 first-leg lead against Roma in the quarterfinals. The Champions League matches against Napoli will be on February 25 and March 18.
They return to action on Sunday against Granada and it remains to be seen who will be in the Nou Camp home dugout.