Xavi was presented to fans on Monday after sealing a deal to replace Ronald Koeman as Barcelona manager, six years after he left the club as a player.
As reported by AS, numerous famous faces from Barcelona’s storied history attended the presentation of Xavi. With Guardiola being one of the names travelling to Catalonia to watch the event.
The City manager was key behind Xavi’s success at Barcelona and who the former Spanish international established himself as one of the best midfielders in the modern era of football.
Guardiola has backed Xavi to rebuild Barcelona’s reputation after returning to Camp Nou.
“If [president Joan] Laporta and the board have chosen Xavi, it is because there are millions of pros and few cons,” he said (via Marca).
“He knows the club, he will bring positive energy because of how he sees football and because of his dedication, he will surely take the club forwards.
“I was nobody’s heir and Xavi does not have to be my heir or anyone else’s. It has to be him, nothing more than him. The decisions will be made by him and no-one but him.”
Fans around the world will be interested to see how Xavi does at Barcelona, and with so many well-known names in the world of football attending the presentation, the pressure is on for the former Spanish international.
On social media, City fans were happy to see Guardiola attend the presentation for the new Barcelona manager.
Here’s what some City fans had to say on Twitter about Guardiola attending Xavi’s presentation…
Now, this is a statement. https://t.co/8jnX1dsV0n— Dream In Colors (@Tobiloba_O) November 8, 2021
Don’t be getting any ideas baldy— MH ⁷💙🏴 (@7Mcfcmax) November 7, 2021
Man destroyed Man United and then got on a plane to Barcelona https://t.co/jdKH9TYNfk— MA (@mcfcmam) November 8, 2021
Present and future man city managers— PrometheusTV (@TvPrometheus) November 7, 2021
city 🤝 barcelona— 嚴 (@yanleonardo_) November 8, 2021