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Víctor Font qualifies Xavi's role in his Barça: "His dream is to train"

Published:8/01/2021 - 13:17h

Updated:8/01/2021 - 13:17h

Víctor Font, a candidate for the next Barça elections, spoke again about the role of Xavi Hernández in his project. In addition, he referred to the future of Leo Messi and valued the economic crisis in the club

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Víctor Font spoke with the newspaper 'MARK' and did not doubt in referring to Xavi Hernández, that is the visible face of his project like precandidato to the next elections of the FC Barcelona. The employer left clear that the one of Terrassa will be to his side. "It has generated controversy between the opponents. We have announced a structure in base to the agreed with Xavi. Obviously we had not done it without his permission. If it was not like this, Xavi would have gone out to say that it does not have at all that see with me. The only that has said, and we see it well, is that it does not have sense that wet giving the explicit support to a candidature", affirmed.

The Catalan insisted in that the agreement with Xavi is total and matizó his words on the function that will fulfil. Recently it said that it would be the general manager, but now leaves clear that his idea is the one to be trainer. From the day 25 will begin to supervise all the project of football and once that it finish the season in Qatar will incorporate to the club. The illusion of Xavi is to train. We want that in the structure of football, was the last manager. That is to say, that have the sufficient power to take the most important decisions. And being evident that his illusion is to be trainer, so prompt like the club need him in this place, as it will be it", said.

After clearing that the natural is that the ex midfield player was the technician in his new Barcelona in case to win the elections, Font also referred to other important questions, as for example the market of signings of winter. The precandidato thinks that Eric García would be a good incorporation, but no 'wetted' with Mephis Depay. "It would be very fichar. There is an evident case, the one of Eric García, that can help us a lot and in which all agree. It wants to come and ensure the position of head office would be a good movement. Depay? Here I do not go in. Desconozco The opinion of our sportive structure", admitted.

On the other hand, it confirmed that Xavi wants that Leo Messi follow and that to half and long term the aim is that the '10' have a function for life in the organisation chart of the club. "The ideal would be that there was an agreement vitalicio with Messi. In the short term have he like player. Xavi thinks that to have the best of the world is a priority in this moment. To half and long term, to institutional level is fundamental. It is that we do not darse of what supposes to have the best player of the history to international level! What can give us once that it withdraw is incuantificable", aimed.

Also it wanted to load against Emili Rousaud and against the precandidatos that promise millionaire signings right now. Font Wanted to leave clear that now there is not money for this and that the most important is to go out of this crisis. "Promise to players of this type, that need a big investment and afterwards have an annual cost very high, is populism. It is evident that in the next 18 months it is necessary to implement a plan of crash very very worked because we are to the edge of a contest of creditors. The same there is not money to pay the payrolls in two or three months", stood out.

Font Wants to Guardiola in his Barça

Finally, it explained that his plan is that Pep Guardiola return to the Barça when it leave the Manchester City in a distinct function to the one of trainer. "I want to create the conditions to attract and retain to the greater talent like which has Guardiola, that is the best trainer of the world. But Pep has confirmed us that what did in 2008 now touches him do it to other generations like the one of Xavi. It thinks that Xavi is an ideal candidate to assume the leadership of the project of football. When it leave the City, try that it go back Guardiola in another function will be an absolute priority", concluded.

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