The Spaniard is perhaps returning to Camp Nou as a coach sooner or later, nevertheless exactly whereas stays to be seen.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted Xavi turns into the membership’s supervisor “faster or later” however found the membership is ready to decrease again Quique Setien for subsequent season.
The Catalans have struggled to impress under Setien and are presently second in La Liga with Actual Madrid in pole position to say the league title.
That scenario, mixed with Barcelona’s lacklustre shows, has led to speculation Setien may get changed on the season’s finish with Xavi himself getting ready for a return to Camp Nou as a supervisor.
However concurrently Bartomeu has confirmed Xavi is a future Barcelona educate, the membership president has thrown his instantly help behind Setien, with the pair already discussing plans for subsequent season.
“Xavi is perhaps Barca’s coach, quicker or later. However proper now we’re not seeking out a practice, we’re with Quique,” Bartomeu advised TV3.
“Quique Setien will educate the crew within the Champions League and these remaining two Liga video games which is perhaps left.
“We have now had a really bizarre season, we are able to play in August and he would be the train. If we overcome Napoli, we will be in Lisbon.
“Our will is to fulfil contracts and Setien has one. We went to Setien’s home to talk about the long run, the plans for subsequent season. He’ll possible be there and I’m very concerned to listen to what he thinks.
“He has loads of time for Riqui Puig and Ansu [Fati]. We have now seen Pedri and [Francisco] Trincao in type, there’s hope.”
Whereas Setien will be safe for now, Xavi is readying himself for the chance to take over at Barca whereas the right chance presents itself.
“The most important hope I’ve now’s to be Barca educate and get Barca decrease again to triumphing methods,” Xavi suggested Sport in June.
“Not me however these gamers and Barca triumphing. And as a consequence, our technical employees, who’re preparing for it heaps and it makes us actually excited.
“I am a membership man. I would like to return on the right second to start a problem from zero. I’ve acknowledged it an entire lot of occasions nevertheless I wish to take footballing decisions at Barcelona.
“It is clear that after the elections the extent may very well be set, in fact. I am no longer ruling some factor out.
“They acquired right here for me in January, we had been talking. I instructed them the events and timing weren’t proper.”