Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi had announced his decision to retire from playing football at the end of the season, and he might already have a new job
Hassan Al Thawadi, the top man of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has admitted, he wants the Spanish icon to be the next head coach of the Al Annabi’.
Xavi announced his decision to hang up his boots earlier, and also expressed his wishes to take on a managerial job once he’s finished playing.
According to GOAL, Hassan Al Thawadi, the Secretary General of Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), believes that the former Barcelona midfielder has the qualities required to be a top coach.
“Over the years, former footballers have become fantastic coaches like Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte and so on,” he explained.
The Secretary General believes the Barcelona legend has the same character as former greats of the sport.
“I believe you have to have a certain character to be a top coach and I believe Xavi has that.”
“Whether it was his role with the Spanish national team or with the Barcelona, he needed to have penetrative vision and had to be the controller of the tempo of the game,” he mentioned.
Al Thawadi admitted that he would like Xavi to take over the mantle and be the coach of Qatar’s national XI.
“With the qualities that he has, I have no doubts that he should be a coach. Moving on to whether he should be the coach of Qatar or not, I would like him to be the national team coach.”
Although the Secretary General wants the Spaniard to take on the job, he said it’s not up to him to appoint anyone as national coach.
“However, I must add that I do not have the authority to decide that. It’s not in my hands,” he concluded.