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Xavi: My dream is to coach Barcelona

Al-Sadd boss and Barcelona legend Xavi Hernández spoke about his aspirations for the future, with coaching the Catalans top of his bucket list.

Xavi: My dream is to coach Barcelona

In an interview with FIFA's official website, legendary former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernández, who is currently in charge of Qatari team Al-Sadd, stated that coaching the Blaugrana one day is a dream he hopes can come true, stressing that he has huge respect for current Barça boss Ronald Koeman.

"I am currently at Al-Sadd and I am happy here. I am at a really great Asian club and from here we will see what the future holds," Xavi said in the first episode of "Living football" published by FIFA.

"I have been a fan of Barcelona since I came to this world. There are elections nowadays and we'll see who will become president in a month. Without any doubt coaching Barcelona is a dream of mine," he added.

Xavi: Qatar is ready to host any great event

The 41-year-old also praised the work being accomplished in Qatar ahead of hosting the 2022 World Cup, noting that the Asian country has shown complete readiness for organizing such a huge event.

"Qatar is absolutely ready to host any big event," he said. "The country is significantly developing. Since my arrival here in 2015, Qatar has improved a lot in terms of infrastructure".

Xavi made his debut for Barcelona in 1998, spending a full 17 years in the Camp Nou first team before in 2015 joining Al-Sadd, where he spent four years ahead of being appointed as the team's head coach.