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Sport 'It makes us excited' - Xavi admits preparing to coach Barcelona

08:25  29 june  2020
08:25  29 june  2020 Source:   goal.com

Xavi preparing for Barcelona return as coach

  Xavi preparing for Barcelona return as coach While outlining his future plans for Barcelona, Xavi insisted he will not come back unless he has the control to make decisions. "The biggest hope I have now is to be Barca coach and get Barca back to winning ways," Xavi, who has led Al-Sadd to Qatari Super Cup and Qatar Cup silverware, said via Sport. "Not me but these players and Barca triumphing. And as a consequence, our technical staff, who are preparing for it a lot and it makes us really excited." Xavi, who won 25 trophies during his playing career with Barca, added: "I'm a club man. I would like to return at the right moment to start a project from zero.

Xavi Hernandez has no doubt that he will end up coaching Barcelona . It 's a question of time. But he won't do it if it 's not the right moment and he And as a consequence, our technical staff, who are preparing for it a lot and it makes us really excited ." On his potential return he said: "I'm a club man.

Xavi has admitted it is his dream to coach Barcelona after confirming that he had held talks with his former club. Pressure is continuing to grow on under-fire Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, and it has led to reports that club legend Xavi could take over at the Nou Camp.

Xavi holding his hand up © Getty Images

Xavi has revealed his staff are preparing "a lot" to coach Barcelona as the Camp Nou great eyes a return.

The current Al-Sadd boss was linked with the Barca vacancy earlier this year when the La Liga champions sacked Ernesto Valverde, before they turned to Quique Setien in January.

Barca have struggled to convince this season – the titleholders now two points behind bitter rivals Real Madrid in the race for La Liga glory with six matches remaining.

While outlining his future plans for Barca, the 40-year-old insisted he will not come back unless he has the control to make decisions.

"The biggest hope I have now is to be Barca coach and get Barca back to winning ways," Xavi, who has led Al-Sadd to Qatari Super Cup and Qatar Cup silverware, said via Sport.

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Xavi Hernandez has reiterated his desire to coach Barcelona in the future but suggests he will not return until a different board brings a new sense of Yet the relationship between Barcelona 's board, led by president Josep Maria Bartomeu, and the players has remained tense, with Lionel Messi's

Former Barcelona midfielder has said he is ‘clear’ he wants to coach his old club switch to the US edition. Xavi believes he is ready to manage Barcelona but insists there cannot be any “toxicity” in the Barcelona have already shown an interest in their former midfielder, reportedly approaching Xavi for the job following the departure of Ernesto Valverde, but the Spaniard did not think it was the right

"Not me but these players and Barca triumphing. And as a consequence, our technical staff, who are preparing for it a lot and it makes us really excited."

Xavi, who won 25 trophies during his playing career with Barca, added: "I'm a club man. I would like to return at the right moment to start a project from zero.

"I've said it a lot of times but I want to take footballing decisions at Barcelona.

"It's clear that after the elections the stage would be set, of course. I'm not ruling anything out.

"They came for me in January, we were speaking. I told them the circumstances and timing weren't right."

Barcelona's next presidential election will take place in the summer of 2021 - usually a date in June - with current leader Josep Maria Bartomeu not seeking re-election.

Barca boss Bartomeu: coach Setien "will continue"

 Barca boss Bartomeu: coach Setien © Getty Images Barca boss Josep Maria Bartomeu has strengthened the back of the criticized coach Quique Setien and wants to build on him in the future. "Quique will continue. I am quite happy with the development we have shown despite some draws in previous games," said Bartomeu to the Catalan radio station RAC1. FC Setien won just two of their last five league matches and are four points behind the "eternal" rival Real Madrid at the top of the table four games before the end of the season.

Xavi named former Barcelona team-mates Carles Puyol and Jordi Cruyff as the men he wants by his side should he get the chance to fulfil his ambition of At the time Xavi said it was "too soon" for him to coach the LaLiga champions, but in an interview with La Vanguardia magazine he made it clear that

Barcelona legend Xavi has led the criticism of their summer of discontent made even worse by a fruitless transfer window. The former Barca midfielder told Marca: 'They have gone to sleep because five or six years ago they had the best players in the world for the system that they wanted to play.

Xavi's former team-mate Juan Antonio Pizzi believes the club legend is the 'future of Barcelona' and he is destined to return to his roots at manager when the right opportunity presents itself.

"I think he evaluated the situation very well – there is the fact that he would be coaching former team-mates – but also the fact that he would be going home perhaps without the experience of having managed in La Liga," Pizzi said.

"I think that led him to take the decision that he eventually took, to say: ‘Give me some time. I want to coach Barcelona and I think I’m prepared to do it but I think I have to develop myself a little bit more’.

"I am absolute convinced that the future of Xavi and the future of Barcelona will come together at one point, I don’t know if in two years or five years or eight years but Xavi is going to be Barcelona coach, there is no doubt about that."

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© Getty Images Barcelona's coach Quique Setien has been working for the Catalans since January 2020 Barca boss Josep Maria Bartomeu has strengthened the back of the criticized coach Quique Setién and will continue to build on him in the future. "Quique will continue. I am quite happy with the development we have shown despite some draws in previous games," said Bartomeu to the Catalan radio station RAC1.

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