Xavi has already announced his decision to hang up his boots at the end of the 2017-18 season with Al Sadd and has expressed his desire to be a coach.
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. 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.