Barca legend Xavi Hernandez hoping to coach the Catalans

Barca legend Xavi Hernandez hoping to coach the Catalans

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has revealed his dream of becoming Barcelona coach one day just a week after Luis Enrique announced he will step down at the end of the season.

Barca legend Xavi Hernandez hoping to coach the Catalans

Xavi in action for Barcelona

The 37-year-old however admits he is not in the frame to replace Luis Enrique at the end of the season.

Luis Enrique revealed he will quit at the end of 2016-17 after three seasons with coaches such as Laurent Blanc, Ernesto valverde, Jorge Sampaoli touted as possible replacements.

Some have even come out to suggest club icon Xavi as a potential candidate to take his place.

Xavi, now playing for Qatari side Al Sadd, is keen to take charge of Barca at some stage, he has ruled out an immediate return to his boyhood club.

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"Becoming Barcelona coach is a dream," Xavi told Le Parisien. "And I am on the path of making it an actual project. I am working on becoming a coach, I have yet to earn my coaching badges.

"There are a lot of things to learn when it comes to dealing with a dressing room with 25 players and with a technical and medical staff.

"But replacing Luis Enrique next season already is not possible. I have yet to pass my exams.

"I am still thinking like a footballer rather than a coach. Next season will be my last as a player. From there on we will see what happens."

Barca legend Xavi Hernandez hoping to coach the Catalans

Luis Enrique

Barcelona lead La Liga with just one point ahead of rivals Real Madrid and are already in the Copa Del Rey final.

The Catalans however face a uphill task of making the quarter-final of the Champions League, trailing 4 - 0 to PSG after the first leg in Paris.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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