Sun, 05 Dec 2021

MADRID, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Former FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has once again said that his ambition is to one day coach the club.

The 41-year-old who was one of the architects of Barca's passing game under Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola is currently coaching Al-Sadd in Qatar and is thought to have already turned down offers to return to the Camp Nou.

However, speaking to Spanish newspaper '20 Minutos' on Friday, the former player insisted that his ambition was to lead his former club.

"My idea is to coach Barcelona. I have never hidden that it is my objective and my dream," said Xavi, who has admitted turning down the job at the end of the 2019-20 season, before the incumbent Ronald Koeman was appointed.

"I don't know if it will happen, or if they will need me or not, but at the moment I am happy at Al-Sadd and very proud of that," continued Xavi.

Xavi has guided his current club to the Qatar Stars League in the 2020-21 season, while winning the Qatar Cup twice, as well as the Supercup and the Emir of Qatar Cup, winning 62 of his 93 games in charge.

"If an offer comes (from Barcelona), we would evaluate it and then try to come to a decision, but for the moment, I am happy here," he explained.

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