Xavi is ‘ready’ for Barcelona job – Guardiola

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, during a pre-match interview ahead of his side hosting crystal palace in their premier league games, has hinted that Xavi, 41 years old Spanish international is fit to take up Barcelona’s managerial job after to Ronald Koeman was sacked.

Guardiola enjoyed a three year run of teammates with Xavi back then in Barcelona and is keen that he’d do a better Job considering his pedigrees in coaching of recent.

Xavi was the best midfielder in his playing days. A one time World Cup and two time European Championship winner, who made 767 appearances for Barca between 1998 and 2015.

He’s the coach to Al Sadd in the Qatar Stars League, he has been heavily linked with a return to the Camp Nou following Ronald’s departure.

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Speaking ahead of City’s Premier League showdown with Crystal Palace on Saturday, Guardiola said: “I don’t know what’s going to happen.

“In case [Xavi is appointed Barcelona head coach], I don’t have any doubts he’s ready to do the job. He knows the game, he has passion and I’m pretty sure he has more experience now than I had when I took over.

“Ronald and myself know exactly that we depend [on] and we live [for] and we expect and we are there for the results. Nobody can survive without results – no Koeman, no Pep – we are judged for the results.”

Guardiola will be recording his 200th premier league games as a manager following Crystal Palace’s visit to Etihad stadium.

He has guided City to three league titles along the way, while they are just two points off leaders Chelsea.

“When you have 200 games, it’s because you’ve been many years and when you have been many years, it’s because you won some games,” he continued.

“We are judged on the results, not on how good we are or bad we are, just the results. You can get these milestones because we have done quite decent with the players. I couldn’t demand or ask more for what we have done so far, it’s impossible.

Guardiola will be recording his 200th premier league games as a manager following Crystal Palace’s visit to Etihad stadium.

“I’m incredibly happy, we saw the team grow and grow and that’s the best signal you are doing well. Hopefully, in the years to come, we can continue working really well.”he stated.