Xavi Hernandez has revealed that he would like to one day return to Barcelona possibly in the capacity as coach.
The 35-year-old Spanish superstar and World Cup winner moved to Qatar to play for Al Sadd after a success-laden 24 years at the Catalan club.
The midfielder, capped 133 times by Spain, almost left the club in 2014 but elected to stay and was rewarded with the treble in 2015.
Since moving to Qatar he has scored twice in his four appearances but is taking his coaching badges and has revealed that he would one day like to return to the Nou Camp as coach, according to Sport.
“I like the pitch, being close to the actual football, what happens in the game itself. I’m going to learn the trade – I’ve already started my education here at the Aspire Academy,” said Xavi.
“I’m following Spanish football from over here while I’m still playing, and I’m really enjoying myself.
“After that, I don’t know what the future will hold for me, but of course I’d like to return to Barça one day. That’s my aim and the closer it is to the pitch, the better.”
Barcelona have made a rather labored start to their defense of their title and have lost two of their opening seven games and lie in third place.