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Xavi Dreams of Becoming Barcelona Manager in Near Future

Xavi handing Messi the La Liga Player of the Month award in April 2018
Xavi wishes to coach his boyhood club FC Barcelona in the near future/Photo: Barca Blaugranes

Former FC Barcelona legend, and Al-Sadd boss Xavi Hernandez has opened up about his future desires, with managing his boyhood club being one of it.

Barcelona had already approached Xavi as a replacement for Ernesto Valverde in January, last year. But the dire events embracing the club canceled everything off, making Quique Setien take over thereafter.

After his debut in 1998, the 41-year-old midfielder pleased the Blaugrana for 17 beautiful years. He later joined the Qatar based team in 2015 as their head coach.

Barcelona legend Xavi during his emotional farewell at the Camp Nou in 2015/Photo: UEFA Champions League

Yet, in the latest interview with FIFA, the Spaniard mentioned his wish to return to the Camp Nou and manage the club in near future among all other things,

“Well, right now, I’m at Al Sadd and I’m doing well here. We’ll see what happens in the future. There will be an election; let’s see what the future brings, but of course it would be a dream to manage Barcelona, without a doubt.”Xavi talks about possible Camp Nou return

Further, he also expressed his gratitude towards Barcelona and manager, Ronald Koeman.

However, the following 1-4 defeat with PSG, during the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League has left the Catalan giants lacerated in their own lawn. Hence, reports of Koeman’s future at the club are causing extreme concern.

Nevertheless, Barcelona will welcome Cadiz at home on matchday 23 of La Liga, before tackling Sevilla and PSG soon.

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