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"He Has Been Preparing And Training To Coach Barca" - Former Player Hints At Next Barcelona Coach

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The World Cup-winning Barca legend Andres Iniesta believes Xavi should be one of the favourites to replace Ronald Koeman, should he be sacked by the LaLiga giants. Current Barcelona president Joan Laporta is a huge admirer of Xavi and openly campaigned against Ronald Koeman, saying he would hire the former player.

Xavi currently manages Al Sadd in Qatar where the club displays Barcelona's trademark tiki-taka possession-based football.

Xavi is currently managing Al Sadd in Qatar

Xavi, current Al Sadd coach

When asked about Xavi managing Barcelona, Iniesta said, “I think so, yes. If you ask me if I imagine Xavi on the Barca bench. Above all, because he’s been preparing and training to coach Barca. He has the confidence to take on this challenge.”

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