Barcelona great Xavi accepts he is not ready to coach Spain, as the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) named former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as the new national team coach.
“First of all, I do not see myself [as being] ready,” Xavi said. “Secondly, I do not have the qualifications and third, it is not the moment.
“I do not see myself [coaching the national team] yet, I have to learn. I have to prepare myself well, train my staff, there are many things to do. It’d make no sense. Let my name come out if one likes, but it is totally premature.”
Xavi also backed Rubiales’ choice to fire Lopetegui, appearing baffled as to the coach’s decision to reveal his plans so close to the World Cup.