Before heading to Barcelona, Xavi named Javier Mascherano the ‘ideal’ candidate to be in charge of Al Sadd, according to Diario AS.
Among the Argentine’s greatest qualities, Xavi singled out his strong character, professionalism, a wide knowledge of international football and a similar game vision.
Mascherano actually plans to become a coach in the near future, but it is expected by many that he will start his managerial career at the Argentine side Racing Club de Avellaneda.
Javier Mascherano is 37.
He is currently La Liga’s ambassador
Xavi reportedly wants Mascherano to replace him as Al Sadd boss