Speaking to former teammate Samuel Eto’o on Instagram, Xavi Hernández revealed that he turned down the chance to manage his former club Barcelona in January.

January wasn’t the right time. I had conversations with Eric Abidal and Oscar Grau and a big offer, but it wasn’t the right moment. I need a bit more experience. Coaching Barcelona is my dream. I’d like to do it someday, I’ve said that many times.

Xavi is currently head coach of Al Sadd in Qatar.