- Spanish football legend Xavi Hernandez seems to be getting ready for his new role as the next Barcelona manager
- The former midfielder already has two players he hopes to complete their transfers the moment he assumes his job at Camp Nou
- Ex-Liverpool star Sterling and Jules Kounde are Xavi's first transfer targets the moment he becomes the new Catalan boss
Xavi Hernandez has reportedly named Raheem Sterling and Jules Kounde as the first set of players he will sign when he takes over at Barcelona.
The 41-year-old has been tipped to become the Catalans next manager following the departure of former boss Ronald Koeman.
Barca decided to relieve the Dutchman of his duties at Camp Nou after their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, October 27.
The defeat left the Blaugrana on the ninth position with 15 points from 10 top flight appearances - six points behind league leaders Real Madrid.
Xavi however doesn't want to waste anytime as the legendary midfielder is hoping to complete his first two signings after assuming his new role at his boyhood club.
What Xavi Hernandez said
Sterling may be opened to the move having already hinted that he wants to leave Manchester City in the wake of Pep Guardiola's rotation. The England forward was said to have been quoted in October by SunSport saying:
"If there was the option to go somewhere else for more game time, I would be open to it. Football is the most important thing to me — challenges that I have set myself from a young age and dreams as well.
Barcelona will hope to bounce back to winning ways this weekend when they host Alaves having lost their last two league games to Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.
Xavi Hernandez agrees to become next Barcelona manager
YEN.com.gh. earlier reported that Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is on the verge of returning to the Camp Nou, but this time as a manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, SunSport reports.
Although there are no official statements from the club, several reports claim that Xavi has been contacted to take up the managerial role at Camp Nou.
Koeman was shown the door as Barcelona boss following poor strings of results this season after they suffered another embarrassing defeat to Rayo Vallecano in their week 11 La Liga fixture, losing 1-0.