Xavi wants ‘dream team’ of coaching assistants at Barcelona

first_imgFormer Barcelona captain, Xavi has reiterated his desire to one day become head coach at Camp Nou and stated that he would like to draft in the likes of former team-mates Carles Puyol and Jordi Cruyff to assist him in his duties. The Catalan club had been in touch with the former midfielder – who is currently in the dugout of Qatari side Al Sadd – before appointing Quique Setien, but Xavi made it clear that the opportunity had come too quickly. Internal issues also played a part in the 40-year-old’s decision, with major questions continuing to be asked of president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s running of the club – particularly regarding the Blaugrana’s recent poor transfer business. It is widely believed that Xavi’s day will come, however, and the World Cup winner already appears to have plans in mind for who will make up his backroom staff. “I am delighted to continue gaining coaching experience and challenging myself, but of course it would be a privilege for me to train Barca one day,” he said in an interview with El Pais. “I’d want a dream team, with Jordi Cruyff, Carles Puyol and some current players. “I would like to make a team with important people who know the club, people who I trust and will be loyal to me.”Advertisement For now, however, Barca will have to make do with Setien, a man for whom Xavi admits to having great respect for due to his style of coaching, but admits that the exciting “Cruyffismo” style counts for little if the club doesn’t win games. “In January I told them that it was not the right time and since then they have not contacted me,” he said. “As a ‘cule’ I wish them the best. I respect Quique Setien a lot, he has a style very similar to what Barca needs, which is ‘Cruyffismo’, but another thing is the results that accompany…” The prevailing opinion on Barca at present is that they are overly reliant on Lionel Messi, a player who may well have hung up his boots by the time his old team-mate steps into the Camp Nou dugout, but Xavi still feels the Argentine can lead the club to another Champions League title. read also:Qatar FA fines Xavi, players over Coronavirus rules breach “Messi needs Barca and Barca needs Messi,” he added. “They have to make him happy because with him they will win more titles. I maintain a great friendship with him, I respect him a lot. “He’s a competitive animal, he always wants to win and for ten years he has been the best footballer in the world. Hopefully, we can meet again on a professional level. Having the best player in history on your team means you always have an ace to win.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Clarence Edward Gunter, 102

first_imgClarence Edward Gunter, age 102, passed away, very early on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Aspen Place in Greensburg. Clarence was born on June 29, 1916, the son of William Wesley and Esther Mary (Abplanalp) Gunter. He was the older of two children. He married Helen Naomi Hunteman on April 23, 1947, and she preceded him in death on July 19, 2004. Survivors include, three daughters, Mary (John) Wilson of Martinsville, Martha (Wayne) Peetz of near Napoleon, Betty (Bob) Hortemiller of Batesville; and one son Jerry (Nora) Gunter, near Napoleon, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Hazel Steuri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and his son David Gunter, and two great-grandchildren, Anna and Josiah.He was a graduate of Napoleon High School in the class of 1933. He enjoyed dairy farming, and being close to family. Clarence was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon. He and Helen loved to travel, and went to 48 States, to Europe and to the Holy Land. At age 89, he started taking art classes for oil and water and greatly inspired us with 80 beautiful and detailed paintings. He said he believes the only way to keep going is to look on the bright side, and that there is always something to look forward to. He will always be remembered as a hard-working and very loving father and grandfather.A visitation for family and friends will be held at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Monday, January 21, 2019, pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Indiana, on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 11:00 am. Rev. Jack Dixon will be officiating. Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Napoleon Fire Department building project or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

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