QNB Stars League — August & September, 2019 — Xavi Hernandez (Al Sadd)
Xavi Hernandez of Al Sadd has been named as the QNB Stars League’s best coach for the months of August & September, 2019.
Under Xavi, Al Sadd played four matches and won all of them during these months.
The Wolves beat Al Wakrah (4-1), Al Shahania (7-1), Al Sailiya (3-1) and Umm Salal (2-1) in the first four weeks. They have a match in hand, their Week 5 game against Al Arabi, dubbed the Qatar Derby’ that was deferred to a later date due to their AFC Champions League first-leg semifinal against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.
The 12 points from those four wins helped reigning champions Al Sadd stay on top of the QNB Stars League standings.
During the period, Al Sadd scored 16 goals while conceding four.
They had 37 shots on target and 12 against.
Al Sadd also had a good run in the AFC Champions League as they defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr 4-3 on aggregate in the quarterfinals played on 26th August and 16th September.
Xavi’s career was full of success with Barcelona, where he joined at the age of 11, winning many titles especially in Spain and Europe.
In 2015, he moved to Al Sadd, where he won the Qatar League, Amir Cup and Qatar Cup. The Spaniard, who was one of the well-known midfielders in the world for many years, is having his first coaching experience after retiring as a player at the end of 2018-19 season with Al Sadd.