Xavi has backed his mentor, Pep Guardiola to be a success in the premier league.
Guardiola will not be renewing his contract with Bayern Munich, with the Spaniard thinking of taking a job in England.
Xavi enjoyed success under Guardiola, winning three Spanish league title and two champions league.
“I don’t think it is even a question if he will be a success in England or not,” he told the Daily Mirror. “Of course he will be, like he is a success everywhere.
“From the way his Barcelona and Bayern teams have played football, it is clear he plays a philosophy of football the fans will enjoy, but Pep is so much more than that.”
Xavi revealed that coaching in the Premier League had long been an ambition of Guardiola’s, recalling their conversations about the English top flight at Barcelona.
“There was never a question of if Pep was going to manage in England – the only question would be when,” he added.
“When I was at Barcelona we would always be talking about the Premier League, and our respect for the quality of the teams, the players, and the pace the game was played at.
“Even when he was at Barcelona, you could see it was his dream to one day manage in England.”