“I don’t want him as a player, I want him to join my coaching staffs, he has all the qualities to become elite in the future”- Barcelona manager Xavi has openly stated that he wants outstanding Arsenal midfielder on his coaching staff ahead of next season. Neither Jorginho nor Thomas Partey
Xavi wants the famous Arsenal midfielder on his Barcelona coaching staff, according to a source.
As one of the best players in history, Xavi understands the fundamentals of the game better than most. He was the most cerebral player on the field 10 times out of ten, and becoming a coach was the most natural path for him.
Over his two-plus years as manager of Barcelona, he has attempted to introduce a Pep Guardiola-esque style of play while also incorporating the ideals that the institution stands for by depending on La Masia.
Prior to becoming Barça’s coach, he spent his early management years in Qatar, coaching Al Sadd. He changed the way they played football, thanks in large part to his midfield leader, Santi Cazorla.
The famous Arsenal midfielder joined him in Qatar in 2020, where they stayed a little more than a year before Xavi moved on to Barcelona. Cazorla was also captain of the team when Barça’s coach was in charge.
Cazorla is nearing the end of his career and is now playing for Real Oviedo in La Liga 2. According to Victor Navarro, Xavi is a major fan of the Spaniard and wants him to join his Barcelona coaching team.
The two met at Barcelona Sports City today as Oviedo trained at the club’s facilities following their 1-2 Copa del Rey triumph over CE Manresa.
Cazorla, who is 38 years old, is not anticipated to play for much longer. In reality, having only started one game this season and averaged little more than 25 minutes per game, this could be his final season as a professional footballer.
Xavi and Cazorla clashed numerous times during their careers, particularly in La Liga from 2007 to 2012, when the latter eventually moved for Arsenal for €19 million. For several years, they were also members of the Spanish National Team.