Xavi reiterates Barcelona return hopes after final game in charge

Departing Barcelona head coach Xavi has made clear his hope that, at some point down the line, he will take up the managerial reins at the club once more.

Xavi, for his part, of course oversaw his final outing in the Barcelona dugout on Sunday night.

After being informed of his impending dismissal earlier in the week, the Spanish tactician guided his troops into their La Liga season finale in Andalusia, against Sevilla.

When all was said and done, the Blaugrana emerged triumphant, thanking goals on the part of Robert Lewandowski and Fermín López for an eventual 2-1 win.

And yet, post-match, the atmosphere in the Barca camp was a sombre one.

This comes with Xavi, just weeks on from seeing his continuity for next season confirmed by the Camp Nou brass, having been forced to bid an emotional farewell to his beloved club.

As alluded to above, though, if the latest comments laid out by the 44-year-old himself are anything to go by, then Xavi holds out hope that this may not be a final goodbye.

Speaking to the media on the back of the full-time whistle at The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Xavi reiterated for the 2nd time in just 24 hours that:

“It would be an honor to manage the club of my life again some day.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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