The midfielder knows at some point he will take the reins at Camp Nou
Xavi Hernandez has no doubt that he will end up coaching Barcelona. It's a question of time. But he won't do it if it's not the right moment and he needs the liberty to make decisions.
He spoke in a videoconference about his plans for the future.
"The biggest hope I have now is to be Barca coach and get Barca back to winning ways. Not me but these players and Barca triumphing. And as a consequence, our technical staff, who are preparing for it a lot and it makes us really excited."
On his potential return he said: "I'm a club man. I would like to return at the right moment to start a project from zero. I've said it a lot of times but I want to take footballing decisions at Barcelona.
"It's clear that after the elections the stage would be set, of course. I'm not ruling anything out. They came for me in January, we were speaking. I told them the circumstances and timing weren't right."