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Xavi gives update on his coaching plans

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The midfielder should gain his UEFA pro license in 2019

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Barcelona legend Xavi revealed that he is ready to get his UEFA pro license next year. The license would give him the ability to coach most teams he would want to, including Barcelona.

This has excited some Barcelona fans, hoping that the next Pep Guardiola is on their hands, but Xavi cautioned patience.

“Now I can coach in small countries, but next year, in May, I hope to get the UEFA Pro license to be able to coach any team,” he told TV3.

“As a player, it was the same, people expect things from me prematurely, like when I was said to be the ‘new Guardiola’ and I still don’t see it.

“Now it’s the same, I do not see myself as a fully-formed coach yet. We must be patient.

“I do not like to be a protagonist, but when you play at Barca, you’re the protagonist. Now I have more time for everything, before I could not, because since I was 16 I’ve been a professional footballer, and even if you are a minor, you have to take care of yourself and so on. It has been a great tension for many years.”

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However long it could take, Barcelona fans would certainly love to see Xavi on the sidelines coaching the club they love.