Xavi will return to Camp Nou as head coach.
Xavi recognizes everyone wants to see him as a Barcelona coach and admits that it remains a part of his long-term plan.
Barcelona were thrashed 4-1 by PSG in the Champions League round-of-16 fixture.
They are nine points adrift league leaders Atletico Madrid and if the club fails to secure any kind of silverware this season, Messi would definitely leave Camp Nou in the summer.
The presidential election is two weeks away and Victor Font, one of the presential candidates vows to sack Koeman and appoint Xavi as the new manager.
‘Right now, I’m at Al Sadd and I’m doing well here. I’m at a big club in Asia, in Qatar. It’s the best team in Qatar,’ Xavi told FIFA’s official website.
‘We’ll see what happens in the future. Everyone sees me as a Barcelona coach, and I really respect Barcelona and Koeman, the current head coach.
‘I don’t want to hide the truth – of course I would like to be Barcelona’s head coach. I’ve said it many times.
‘But I will always respect the presiding coach and the club. I wish them the best of course.
‘I’ve been a Barcelona fan as long as I can remember. There’s an upcoming presidential election, so let’s see which candidate wins…’