The World Cup and Champions League winner is now 37, and currently seeing out his playing days with Qatari club Al Sadd SC but he seems to have an eye on management when he’s hung up his boots.
Of course, the next World Cup will take place next year in Russia, but the following tournament will be held in the Middle East after Qatar were controversially awarded what will be the first ever World Cup held in the winter.
Whilst Xavi might still be playing at the moment, the ex-midfield schemer has been assisting current Qatar Head Coach Felix Sanchez – but he’s hoping to be in the top job sometime in the next five years.
Speaking via AFP, he said: “I think it would be nice to be a coach here for the national team.
“We will see. I need experience, I need staff, I need everything but at least I know the Qatari players, I know the environment here.
“I am here to help them to be better, to compete well at this World Cup.
“I think my aim is to be the head coach.”
Would Xavi make a decent manager? Can we expect to see Qatar playing some Tiki Taka by 2022?