Former FC Barcelona and current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has passed on a message to Xavi Hernandez.
Pep’s message followed soon after Xavi, his ex-players, was unveiled Ronald Koeman’s successor at the Catalan giants.
Pep said Xavi is in fact not his heir. The 41-year-old Xavi has been appointed on what he can deliver as an individual with unique abilities from Pep or any other coach.
“I wasn’t the heir to anybody and Xavi doesn’t have to be my heir,” said Guardiola via Marca.
“If Joan Laporta and the board have chosen Xavi, then it’s because there are millions of pros and few cons.
“He knows the club and will bring positive energy, given how he enjoys football and because of his dedication.