Barcelona legend Xavi has curiously snubbed Liverpool when the midfield maestro was recently quoted when discussing a future job as a Premier League manager.
Xavi is currently in his first managerial role with Qatari side Al Sadd – the club he spent the remainder of his playing career with following his departure from the Camp Nou in 2015.
The Catalan legend was known for his expert reading of the game during his playing days, a trait that has lead many to believe he will become one of the world’s top managers in the not-too-distant future.
The Premier League has accrued some of the greatest managerial talent in the world over recent years, with current Man City and Liverpool bosses Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp considered by many to be two of the truly elite coaches currently in world football.
But when discussing the prospect of managing in England down the line, the 39-year-old mentioned five of the Premier League’s traditional top six, failing only to mention Liverpool.
Xavi’s comments were reported via The Sun, with the 133-Spain cap winner stating: “Who doesn’t like the Premier League? The football atmosphere, the packed stadiums and the people who play in the Premier League say it’s extraordinary.
“Obviously if I had to choose, I would choose a big team, [Manchester] City or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham.”
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