Xavi Hernandez is ready to manage Barcelona should the club be interested in hiring him. Barcelona decided to retain Ronald Koeman as manager this year.

"I am always on the market," he said at a news conference Thursday to signal the start of the 23rd Campus Xavi, a summer training camp for children in Catalonia.

"The club decided to continue with Koeman and I wish him the best. In these last four months, I have not had any contact with [Laporta] or anyone from the board.

"I don't know when the moment will arrive but, for me, it would be a dream to return to Barca one day. I'm in no rush, honestly, but I hope it happens."

Xavi also said he would welcome the chance to coach former teammates, such as Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.

"For me, it would be an advantage [to work with them]," he said. "I'm in a situation at Al Sadd where I am coaching players I played with and I think it helps, because you know them.

"What coach wouldn't want to train Messi? Who wouldn't want a joker up their sleeve like Leo, who can make the difference in 0.1 seconds? Physically he is still in good shape. He is still the best. It would be a huge privilege to coach Messi."