Xavi re-affirmed his desire to one day manage Barcelona, but will do so under a new project and without toxic people around the dressing room.

Xavi reportedly turned down a chance to return to the club last winter.

“I am clear that I want to return to Barcelona, I am very excited. Now that I have seen myself coaching I think I can bring things to the players. But I made it clear to them that I saw myself in a project that started from zero and in which the decision-making was mine," said Xavi.

Currently managing at Al Sadd in Qatar, Xavi mentioned Jadon Sancho and Serge Gnabry as players he would like to bring through at Barcelona.

“I don’t know if Neymar would fit in due to the social issue, but in football terms I have no doubts it would be a spectacular signing. They don’t need many new players: maybe Jadon Sancho [or] Serge Gnabry.”