Xavi has once again reiterated his desire to be at the helm at Camp Nou, with the club legend claiming it is his goal and dream to manage Barcelona.
In an interview with 20 minutes, as relayed by Barca Blaugranes, Xavi has once again opened up about his desire to manage Barcelona. The 41-year-old Barcelona legend, who is currently at Al Sadd, has gone on to say that it is his dream to one day be at the helm at Camp Nou.
Xavi is one of the greatest players to have ever laced up a pair of footballing boots and widely regarded to be among the best ever midfielders to have played the game. An all-time great for Spain and Barcelona, the former playmaker enjoyed years of success with both club and country before eventually calling it a day after spending the last four years of his career at Qatari club Al Sadd.
As far as his stint with Barcelona is concerned, Xavi played 767 games for Barcelona while chipping in with 85 goals and 185 assists along the way. The 41-year-old also won 25 trophies over the course of his 17-year senior footballing career with Barcelona.
Since his retirement, Xavi has gone into management and is currently at the helm at Al Sadd, where he ended his playing career. However, for quite some time now, it has been known that the Barcelona legend is eager to return to Camp Nou one day in the form of their manager.
Now, in an interview with 20 Minutes (h/t Barca Blaugranes), Xavi has reiterated his desire to manage Barcelona one day, at a time when there is increasing pressure on another Barcelona legend in Ronald Koeman.
Xavi said, “My idea is to coach Barcelona. I have never hidden it, it is my goal and my dream. I don’t know if it will happen or not, if they will need me or not, but at the moment I am happy to be in Al-Sadd and very proud of it. If an offer comes in, it will be evaluated and then we will try to decide, but at the moment I am very happy here.”
As iterated earlier, the pressure is growing on Ronald Koeman to deliver the results or end up on the chopping block, even though Joan Laporta has insisted that the Dutchman’s job is not in danger at the moment. However, if Koeman is indeed sacked by Barcelona, it will hardly be surprising to see Xavi take over at Camp Nou.