Xavi will be Barcelona coach sooner or later – Bartomeu – Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has conceded Xavi will turn into the club’s manager “eventually” yet uncovered the club is prepared to back Quique Setien for next season.
The Catalans have battled to intrigue under Setien and are at present second in La Liga with Real Madrid in shaft position to guarantee the alliance title.
That circumstance, joined with Barcelona’s dreary presentations, has prompted hypothesis Setien could be supplanted at season’s end with Xavi himself planning for an arrival to Camp Nou as a supervisor.
Be that as it may, while Bartomeu has affirmed Xavi is a future Barcelona mentor, the club president has tossed his quick help behind Setien, with the pair previously examining plans for next season.
“Xavi will be Barca’s mentor, eventually. Be that as it may, at this moment we are not searching for a mentor, we are with Quique,” Bartomeu told TV3.
“Quique Setien will coach the group in the Champions League and these last two Liga games that are left.
“We have had an extremely atypical season, we will play in August and he will be the mentor. On the off chance that we conquer Napoli, we will be in Lisbon.
“Our will is to satisfy agreements and Setien has one. We went to Setien’s home to talk about the future, the designs for next season. He will most likely be there and I am intrigued to hear what he thinks.
“He possesses a great deal of energy for Riqui Puig and Ansu [Fati]. We have seen Pedri and [Francisco] Trincao in structure, there is trust.”
While Setien might be alright for the time being, Xavi is preparing himself for the possibility takeover at Barca whenever the correct open door introduces itself.
“The greatest expectation I have now is to be Barca mentor and get Barca back to winning ways,” Xavi told Sport in June.
“Not me but rather these players and Barca prevailing. Also, as a result, our specialized staff, who are getting ready for it a ton and it makes us truly energized.
“I’m a club man. I might want to return at the correct second to begin an undertaking from zero. I’ve said it a great deal of times yet I need to take footballing choices at Barcelona.
“Unmistakably after the decisions the stage would be set, obviously. I’m not precluding anything.
“They sought me in January, we were talking. I disclosed to them the conditions and timing weren’t right.”