Xavi Hernandez said he's not prepared to manage Barcelona despite comparisons to Pep Guardiola.

"I have a part [of the coaching licenses to be a manager]," Xavi said. "I still have one more year left to get the UEFA pro licence to be able to coach the big clubs in Europe.

"Now, for example, I can train Qatar and in small countries, football-wise. At Barca I could train the youth team. Next year in May I hope to get the UEFA pro licence [enabling him to train any team].

"People go faster than what I think. It has always happened to me. When I was a player they talked about the new Guardiola, and I did not see that myself. I needed two three years to see [myself playing in that role].

"Now it's the same as a manager. I still don't see myself as ready and prepared to do it. They say Xavi will be the future Barcelona manager, but we must be patient because I still don't see it."