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Rivaldo highlights the pressure Xavi would face as Barcelona boss

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The former midfielder wants to take charge in the future

Champions League final - “Barcelona v Juventus”

It’s well assumed at this point that at some point in the future Xavi will become the manager of Barcelona. That sentiment is shared by Rivaldo. The Brazilian legend says that he’s the ideal future manager of the club.

“I believe that Xavi will become Barcelona manager in the future as he is not only a good person who knows the club inside out, but also seems to have good qualities as manager.

”In the right moment he will know that the time to coach Barcelona has come and he will try to get his Barca team close to his golden generation at the Camp Nou.

”The pressure of raising the club to that level will be high, especially because he had a similar professional career to Pep Guardiola, a somewhat identical style of playing and could now replicate a system in which he was a maestro.

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Rivaldo echoed the thought that many have expressed when discussing Xavi as boss. How do you handle the intense pressure he’s going to be under? That thought and question is one that Barcelona will have to be careful of given the stakes of Xavi returning to the Camp Nou.