After confirming he turned down the chance to take over at Barcelona, Xavi led Al Sadd to a 4-0 win over Al Duhail in the Qatar Cup final.
Xavi and Andres Iniesta helped to define an era at Barcelona as players, and the idea of returning as coaches certainly has an appeal.
Xavi is now "totally focused" on Al Sadd after days of uncertainty over whether he could take the Barcelona job.
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde was at training on Monday as speculation over his job security intensifies.
Ernesto Valverde is under pressure at Barcelona amid apparent attempts to appoint Xavi. Andres Iniesta wants respect for his former coach.
There is plenty of talk around the Barcelona coaching job, with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly targeted.
After reportedly turning down the chance to take over at Barcelona immediately, Xavi took charge of Al Sadd's training session on Sunday.
Barcelona met with Xavi this week and, despite confirming the meeting, the Camp Nou great was reluctant to divulge many details.
Xavi has reportedly met with Barcelona officials, casting further doubt over Ernesto Valverde's future with the Blaugrana.
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