The president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has no doubt that «Xavi will one day be coach» of the Barça team. «Xavi is very capable. He is a person who perfectly understands our football, has a huge desire and one day he will be (coach of the team), ”said Bartomeu, in an interview published Wednesday by the newspaper 'Sport'.
Xavi, current coach of Al-Sadd Qatari, refused to become a coach of Barcelona to replace Ernesto Valverde after the Barca club offered him the post, after the defeat suffered last Thursday against Atlético in the Spanish Super Cup.
Bartomeu denied that the arrival of Quique Setién entails closing the way to Xavi, remembering that Barça's door "is open to many (coaches)". "But now we have a coach who is Quique Setién," he insisted. "He has shown on the teams that he has been that he likes the good game, he especially likes the game as we like to see the Catalans and that is why he has been chosen," said the president of Barça in reference to the Cantabrian coach.
"He has signed for two and a half seasons and I have already explained that there are elections in 2021 and there is a clause there, according to which, if the new president wants to change the coach, he can change the contract of Quique Setién," said Bartomeu. "Setién comes with great enthusiasm, with great desire," he added.