Xavi Hernandez has been blessed by legendary former Spain and Real Madrid boss Vicente del Bosque to be effective as Barcelona’s head coach once his time comes.
Xavi, who is currently in charge of Qatari side Al Sadd, was expected for a long time to return to Camp Nou-where he spent almost all of his playing career-and in January he became a leading contender for successor Ernesto Valverde. Due to a mix of factors including a poor relationship with incumbent Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the four-time Champions League winner, is said to have turned down the job.
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Speaking to 90min ES, Del Bosque, who coached Xavi during the 2010 World Cup win in Spain, someday backed the former playmaker to join the dugout at Camp Nou-and also succeed.
“Of course he can be [Barcelona manager],” Del Bosque said. “In all our time as players, some demonstrate a desire to become a coach and he is one.”
“The time will come when he will be the ideal man for Barcelona, I have no doubt that he will be and hopefully he will do very well.”
“For the Spanish team, he has been a hero and also marked the team’s style of play. If you have done it from the inside, you can also do it from the outside.”