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Andres Iniesta is has stated that he is very happy seeing former teammate Xavi in charge of Barcelona.
The Vissel Kobe player told BeIN Sports on Sunday that the Catalan is ready to take the reins at Barcelona.
Barcelona had on Thurdsay named former midfielder and captain Xavi Hernandez as head coach on a contract until 2024, following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.
The La Liga club received the green light to sign the 41-year-old after they paid the release clause in his contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd.
‘Xavi fits perfectly, that’s for sure. Not just because of what he knows about the club or the place, but because he’s prepared for it. That’s the most important thing, not for what Xavi represents but as a coach and how he’s ready to take on this challenge.
‘I wish him all the luck in the world and I’m convinced he’ll be good because he has prepared for this moment and is very excited to be able to take it on.
‘I hope that he has the circumstances to gain success. I wish him the best. For him as a team-mate, for Barca, for the club, of course.’
Xavi played for Barcelona for 17 years, making 767 appearances and winning 25 trophies, including four Champions League wins and eight league titles.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK