Xavi has endorsed “luxury coach” Joachim Low for the Barcelona job
Low announced earlier this month that he would be leaving his role with the national side following the postponed European Championship finals due to begin in June.
According to Xavi, Joachim Low is a luxury coach
Former Barcelona player Xavi has endorsed “luxury coach” Joachim Low for the Barcelona job as soon as he steps down as Germany’s boss later this year. Low announced earlier this month that he would be leaving his role with the national side following the postponed European Championship finals due to begin in June. The 61-year-old has been in charge since 2006 and led his country to the success of the 2014 World Cup and won the Confederations Cup three years later. Earlier this week, he said that he is learning Spanish. But only strengthening rumours that he is afraid to take over at Real Madrid or Barcelona at some point. And Xavi, who is also regularly involved to the head coach position at former club Barca, believes Low would be a good fit at Camp Nou.
The Germany boss suits because of his way of understanding the game
“He is a luxury coach,” Xavi told reporters. “He wants sparkling and attacking football, and he’s a world champion. Low has helped Germany develop a different understanding of football that reminds me a lot of what I know from Spain and Barcelona”. When asked why Low suits Barcelona, Xavi said: “Because of his way of understanding the game. And because of his personality”. Low’s contract with the German Football Association was initially supposed to last until the 2022 World Cup. But he asked to leave his position early on the back of a disappointing 2020. Germany won only three of eight matches last year that ended in a 6-0 loss to Spain in the Nations League. Their worst defeat since losing to Austria in a friendly 1931 match on the same scoreline.
Xavi, who was overtaken by Lionel Messi on the list of all-time Barcelona appearances last week, believes it is natural for Low to look for new pastures. “With such a period, wear and tear is inevitable,” he added. “That might be the case now.”