Former Barcelona Midfielder and Al Sadd Coach Xavi Hernandez, has hailed Pep Guardiola and declare him as the best coach in the world.
The former midfielder became a key player under Guardiola at Barcelona.
“To be honest, I consider him the best coach in the world right now,” Xavi said about his former boss in an interview published by Manchester City.
“So, any knowledge he can impart to me will be more than welcome.
“It’s a privilege to have him around contributing ideas.
“My [coaching] concept is very similar [to Guardiola’s].
“Guardiola also wants to be dominant, he wants to have the ball, strong possession, lots of attacking movements… It’s ultimately about being proactive within the game.
“It’s about skilfully attacking the opponent in a certain way. In this sense it is not my idea.
“I’ve learned a lot with Guardiola, from the way he is, the ambition he has, the desire and passion that he feels.
“He’s a football-obsessed tactician and it has been a pleasure to be around him.
“There was no question that Guardiola was going to be successful at [Manchester City].”