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Iniesta: Koeman's successor is the right candidate to coach Barcelona

Andres Iniesta, the former Barcelona playmaker and Japanese Vissel Kobe, believes that his compatriot Xavi Hernandez, the Qatari coach of Al-Sadd, is ready to succeed Ronald Koeman, the Dutchman, at the Camp Nou.

And news spread that the Dutch coach was about to be sacked after yesterday's difficult 1-1 draw against Granada in the Spanish League, as Barca suffers this season from poor performance under Koeman's leadership.

 In an interview with Goal, the global version, Iniesta said about Barcelona: "I follow the matches whenever I can, despite the difficulty of that due to the different timing between Spain and Japan, but I am in contact with my former colleagues Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets and I talk to them about everything, not just football."

And Iniesta added about Koeman: “It is clear that his training for the team at this time was not easy at all, now he is also in a difficult situation, everything needs time, and I hope that Barcelona will return to the right track and avoid mistakes.”

He continued about the possibility of Xavi training for Barcelona: "I see him ready for that step, of course I imagine him as a coach for the team, because in the past years he has been preparing for that moment and has great confidence to take on this challenge."

And he touched on Messi's departure, saying: "I don't know the details, because I have been outside the club for years, but it is strange to see Leo in a shirt other than Barcelona."

On returning to Barcelona, ​​he replied: “I hope one day, but I still do not know in what position, some time I think about training and sometimes I do not think about it, but I have a desire to obtain a training license and to be called as coach.”