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    Quote Originally Posted by Ustari View Post
    Qatar = prison, are you really suggesting that
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    It's not that far from a shithole though. Toilets can be golden but they are nontheless shitholes.

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    Xavi's quotes from his interview with Le Parisien ahead of the 2nd leg in Round of 16 between Barca vs. PSG tonight

     



























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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    Is it likely that once he retires as a player next year, he would look into learning the ropes through an assistant-coach position?
    I think it'll be a much better experience if he coaches/becomes an assistant coach of the B team first. Kind of like developing a young player, you don't want to a throw new coach into the fire immediately.
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    wise wise .. kinda like zizou filling various positions for 5 years before becoming head-coach of the B-Team

    He was first brought back to Madrid as an “advisor” to Perez in 2009, then as a “special advisor” to the first team in 2010 during Jose Mourinho’s reign.
    In July 2011, Zidane became sporting director; in 2013 he became the assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti and then, in June 2014 the coach of the club’s B-team, Real Madrid Castilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard.H View Post
    I think it'll be a much better experience if he coaches/becomes an assistant coach of the B team first. Kind of like developing a young player, you don't want to a throw new coach into the fire immediately.
    If anyone can coach Barca with no experience whatsoever, it's Xavi. Again, his knowledge of the game is second to none. Still, it wouldn't hurt to give him some beforehand. Even Pep had experience coaching the B team.

    It'll be an experiment regardless but one with a high probability of success.
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    Would Xavi play Football in Barcelona for a senior league while he coaches Barcelona. Or would he simply be too busy?
    Pass + Passing + Passing
    (16+1+19+19) + (16+1+19+19+ 9+14+7) + (16+1+19+19+9+14+7) = 225
    Xavi + Iniesta + Laudrup
    (24+1+22+9) + (9+14+9+5+19+20+1) + (12+1+21+4+18+21+16) = 226

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    http://voetbalflitsen.nl/wtf/dc3hgj/...l-soms-gek-was

    There is a video in the article. There is some dutch in it but Spanish speakers and cules will appreciate it. Dutch comedian Frank interviewing Xavi with Ronald de Boer as translator. You hear some English from Xavi as well.

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    Xavi spoke to TV3 in a 1 hour long program they broadcasted few days ago.

    http://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/for...video/5659819/

     















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    Xavi scores a free kick off the post in an empty stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opjeoff View Post
    He has 0 coaching experience. Great players dont make great managers. He would be tactically outsmarted every game by experienced managers and we would be calling for his head in a few seasons time. We should stay away from former players such as him when selecting a new manager. We need an established manager who can actually make a difference on and off the field.
    This is actually not true, young coaches tend to be more evolutionary in their approach, not afraid to try new ideas. Guardiola is just the latest in a long stream of young up an coming coaches that outperformed the older experienced guard. Johan Cruyff was also young and unexperienced when he took over Barcelona. Trappatoni revolutionized Juventus when he took over as a 37 year old coach in 1976. 10 years later Arrigo Sacchi did the same with Milan having practiacally no former experience (2 seasons i 3rd division with Parma).

    Many others like Udo Lattek (Bayern Munchen), Van Gaal (Ajax), Guus Hiddink (PSV), Alex Ferguson (Aberdeen), etc, all show age has nothing to do with the equation, what is needed are new and fresh ideas to move the club forward, and Xavi is definitely the type of football thinker that could bring about those new ideas.
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    If he comes here and does well I would be happy but I don't think he would be a really great coach. In his interviews and everything he seems to give way more weightage to posession than it needs and has some philosphies very very old fashioned.

    This is just a small speculation and I could easily be wrong, and would be happy too if I am.

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    If Xavi does decide to come back as a coach in the next 5 years, he will arguably be taking on the most challenging role of any Barcelona coach in recent times. He might be the first coach to lead our club in the post Messi era (cry in silence).

    As fans, we will need to reset our expectations of what constitutes a successful season once Messi retires. We can't always ask for the coach to be sacked every season if we don't win any trophies lol. Continuity will become a crucial factor and patience will be important. If Xavi ever becomes a coach here, I hope that he is given enough time.

    My concern is that he will be heavily criticised because everyone will still expect Barcelona to be it's usual self without Messi. Well that simply is not going to happen.

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    Xavi made an interview with Goal ahead of the Juventus game in midweek.

    There interview is in 30 minutes (with English subs), but here's some few quotes.

     



















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