Xavi Hernandez is again at Barcelona, though he has beforehand acknowledged that he can be all for managing Arsenal. The 41-year-old, who is taken into account one of many biggest midfielders of his era, is the brand new Barcelona head coach, marking his second job in administration after taking his first steps with Al Sadd in Qatar. An announcement relating to the Spaniard’s return to the Camp Nou was made on Friday night as he replaces Ronald Koeman on the helm following the Dutchman’s departure final month. As a consequence, Xavi has accomplished his mission of returning to the membership the place he made his identify.
“I do not cover it, my objective is to return to Europe and return to Barca, it’s my problem forward, however I’m nonetheless studying on this mission and I’m additionally having fun with it,” he informed Sky Sports in September 2019. “My thought, which additionally occurred to me as a footballer, is to be in Barcelona. “Training any such staff can be a privilege and the best privilege for me can be to return to Barca.” Signing a two-year take care of Barcelona, Xavi might be the subsequent in-demand supervisor if his time in Spain goes nicely, which bodes nicely for his dream of managing within the Premier League sooner or later. Interestingly, he notably talked about Arsenal when itemizing the groups he would like to take cost of and this may occasionally change into related sooner or later. “That is my objective, however clearly, who does not just like the Premier League? The soccer ambiance, the packed stadiums and the individuals who play within the Premier League say it is extraordinary,” Xavi added. “Obviously if I had to decide on, I’d select an enormous staff, [Manchester] City or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham. “Also, [Jurgen] Klopp and [Mauricio] Pochettino and Unai Emery, many individuals who’ve gone there are doing a rare job.” Xavi has additionally hinted at modelling his teaching model on Pep Guardiola. “Pep Guardiola is the most effective coach on this planet and I’m a novice. The comparability occurred as a participant however now we will not be in contrast,” he added. “I’m in love with Pep Guardiola’s soccer. Now I’ve began as a coach, I see the totally different methodologies. “You can win enjoying soccer in numerous methods, however I just like the one in every of City and Guardiola probably the most. I observe the Premier League rather a lot and I prefer it. “Guardiola is a reference for me. As a participant he already was, as a result of we performed in the identical place, we spent three years collectively in Barcelona as gamers and then 4 magnificent years with him as coach. “He is a superb, demanding, passionate, obsessive individual, that is why he is doing so nicely. It transmits rather a lot to the footballer. I realized rather a lot and loved my time at his facet.” In Mikel Arteta, the Gunners already have their very own Spanish coach, however ought to they be taking a look at Xavi as a long-term alternative, if and when the 39-year-old decides to maneuver on?