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Taking over at Camp Nou remains a dream for former Barca midfield maestro.

Updated: Apr 18, 2020

  • Xavi was linked with the Camp Nou job earlier this year when the Blaugranas sacked Valverde, before they turned to Setien.

Al-Sadd manager Xavi Hernández is convinced he has the attributes to become the Barcelona coach one day.

According to widespread reports, the LaLiga giants Barca already approached the Los Cules legend Xavi after the sacking of Ernesto Valverde, but the 40-year-old did not think it was the right time to take the job.

However, the former Spanish midfield maestro has admitted that he is still dreaming of becoming Barcelona head coach in the future.

"I don't know why people see me like this, but I am proud and I like it," Xavi told DjMaRiiO in a YouTube interview. "Now that I have tried as a coach, I see myself as capable and it is an illusion, a dream to return to Barcelona.

"I have already said it on many occasions, I consider Barca my home, it is my life.

"I am in an apprenticeship. I am learning a lot as a coach here in Qatar. Obviously, training for Barca are big words, you have to see it clearly, be very prepared.

"It is all a process and I hope that someday I can arrive."

Xavi won eight LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues amongst various other trophies during his 17-year stint as a senior Barcelona player.

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