Xavi ‘the best coach in the world’, says Barcelona president Laporta

Xavi is the ‘best coach in the world’, according to Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

Coming from La Masia, Barca’s famed academy, Xavi won La Liga eight times and the Champions League four times with the Blaugrana during a playing career that coincided with one of the most successful periods ever. of the club’s history.

However, financial problems have plagued Barca lately, and they have failed to match the glory days under Pep Guardiola.

Xavi returned to Barca as head coach in 2021 following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, and despite an early Champions League exit, the former midfielder led the team to the top of La Liga ahead of the game. World Cup break.

The 42-year-old has stressed the need to deliver silverware at Camp Nou this season, and Laporta is encouraged.

Laporta thinks Xavi is the best coach and claims the 42-year-old’s emotional attachment to the club is helping him bring success back to Camp Nou.

“I say we have to win titles this season. I totally agree with Xavi,” Laporta told Barca TV.

“I’m very lucky to have the best coach in the world, because Xavi, in addition to his great knowledge of football, is a man who is always very interesting to listen to with his reasoning, who is also a club man and who is very aligned with the club.

“We share moments together, and we also share a lot of everything that is done, and I feel very accompanied and supported with Xavi and all his staff.

“These are people who we all have complete confidence in their knowledge but also in their sense of the club, which is very important, very important.”

Xavi’s former midfield partner Sergio Busquets is still in the Camp Nou squad, despite being out of contract at the end of the season.

The recently retired Spain international has been linked with Inter Miami, who are also potential suitors for Lionel Messi, but Laporta says Barca are keen to keep him.

“Xavi relies on [Busquets]and he wants him to continue,” the president added. “In other words, what we want is that, if possible, he continues.

“There are now reports in the winter market that he had offers from MLS and others.

“Obviously whatever Busquets decides is decided, and the club will always be with him with what he needs and will help him with what he needs. When the contract ends, it will end.

“I don’t know if he will decide this winter or if he will continue until the end of the season. We want him to continue until the end of the season because Xavi let me know [he still wants him].

“Busquets is also one of those that Barça is his home.”

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