Barcelona legend Xavi has suggested he is aiming to return to the Catalan giants as manager in the future.
The Spanish midfielder begun his managerial career only a few months ago as he stepped into the hot seat at Al Sadd after retiring at the Qatari club. Despite only just learning the ropes, the 39-year-old has told that he is targeting a return to Barcelona as manager.
He said: “I don’t hide it, my goal is to return to Europe and return to Barca, it is my challenge ahead, but I’m still learning in this project and I’m also enjoying it.
“My idea, which also happened to me as a footballer, is to be in Barcelona.
“Training this type of team would be a privilege and the greatest privilege for me would be to return to Barca.”
The Catalan giants have endured a sticky start to the La Liga season and currently sit eighth in the table. The team have only won two out of their opening five games and fell to a shock 2-0 defeat against newly-promoted Granada last time out.
As a result, the pressure has increased on current Barca boss Ernesto Valverde, with former Everton boss Roberto Martinez currently backed as favourite to succeed his compatriot at odds of 5/2 with Betfair.