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Barcelona icon Xavi eager to handle 5 Premier League groups, together with Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea – The Solar

BARCELONA legend Xavi left Liverpool off an inventory of Premier League giants he wish to handle, preferring rivals comparable to Manchester United as a substitute.

And the Spanish World Cup winner, boss of Qatari aspect Al Sadd after retiring as a participant in 2019, rated Manchester Metropolis chief Pep Guardiola because the world’s ‘finest coach’.


Xavi desires to boss a high European membership as soon as he has learnt his commerce with Al SaddCredit: Reuters

Xavi, 40, goals of managing outdated membership Barca however hailed the Premier League’s ‘ambiance, packed stadiums’ and gamers as an thrilling different.

The ex-midfielder advised Sky Sports activities in 2019: “Clearly if I had to decide on, I’d select an enormous staff, Metropolis or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham.

“Additionally, [Jurgen] Klopp and [Mauricio] Pochettino and Unai Emery, many individuals who’ve gone there are doing a unprecedented job.”

The 133-cap icon mentioned of his former Nou Camp chief: “Pep Guardiola is the most effective coach on the earth and I’m a novice.

“The comparability occurred as a participant however now we won’t be in contrast. I’m in love with Pep Guardiola’s soccer.

“You’ll be able to win enjoying soccer in several methods however I just like the one in all Metropolis and Guardiola essentially the most. I comply with the Premier League quite a bit and I prefer it.

“He is a superb, demanding, passionate, obsessive individual, that is why he is doing so properly.

“It transmits quite a bit to the footballer. I realized quite a bit and loved my time at his aspect.”

Xavi gained 4 Champions League titles and LaLiga eight occasions with Barcelona.

And he readily admits the Spanish giants could be his first alternative as soon as he has served his managerial apprenticeship.

He mentioned: “I do not cover it, my aim is to return to Europe and return to Barca.

“It’s my problem forward, however I am nonetheless studying on this venture and I am additionally having fun with it.”

Xavi led Al Sadd to their second Qatar Stars League glory in three season in 2020-21 however beforehand snubbed the prospect to take over at Barca, suggesting it was too quickly.

However after getting his present staff enjoying tiki-taka soccer like his enjoying days in Spain, it won’t be too lengthy till he is again on the Nou Camp…


Xavi was a part of a golden era even for Barcelona requirements – alongside Lionel Messi and underneath Pep GuardiolaCredit: EPA
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