Pep Guardiola believes that Xavi is ready to take over FC Barcelona. Joan Laporta, he spoke about the future of the young technician.
Just over 24 hours after Ronald Koeman’s dismissal, Xavi is still a big favorite to become the next coach of the FC Barcelona. But nothing is done yet, because the former playing master of the Catalan club is still under contract with Al-Sadd which has led Barça, in the meantime, to appoint an interim coach.
President of Barça, Joan Laporta raised the case of Xavi this Friday with the Catalan media. “I did not change the speech, did he declare. Since he went to Qatar, I have said that he will one day coach Barça. What I don’t know is when. The reports we have are very good. I haven’t followed Al Sadd, but all the feedback we get is positive. (…) Regarding Xavi, allow me to keep my reserve. There are also other candidates. “
Guardiola: “Xavi has more experience than me when I arrived on the bench”
However, it seems that Xavi’s arrival at Barça is only a matter of time, because all the elements are there. This is the declared goal of the former midfielder, who received the blessing of his former mentor, Pep Guardiola.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, Guardiola told about Barca’s situation. They have an interim coach (Sergi) and I wish him good luck, he is a good friend. I have no doubts, Xavi is ready to coach Barca. He knows the environment of the club, it’s very important, he knows the game and has passion. He has more experience than me when I arrived on the bench for the first team. Xavi is very good and I wish him the best if he is Barca’s next coach. I hope the team can gradually return to where it was. “
🗣️ “He has passion and pretty sure he has more experience than I had.”
Pep Guardiola has no doubts Xavi is ready to become Barcelona manager. pic.twitter.com/q713vJIinc
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 29, 2021