Barcelona's open hankering after Xavi has left a bitter taste, particularly with those who believe Ernesto Valverde, who always speaks with sense and integrity, deserves better.
Xavi himself stayed tight-lipped about his "dream" job but his current club, Qatar's Al-Sadd, said that he is in talks with Barcelona to take over as coach.
Andres Iniesta is second behind only former teammate Xavi Hernandez as the player to have made most appearances for Barcelona
Xavi Hernandez earlier this week said that despite his achievements Cristiano Ronaldo cannot come close to matching those of Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi hasn't played for Barcelona since sustaining knee ligament damage in a 2-1 victory over Las Palmas in September.
Louis van Gaal, who coached FC Barcelona from 1997-2000 and 2002-2003, helped the Catalan giants bag two league titles, one Copa Del Rey and a UEFA Super Cup.
Iker Casillas announced his decision to leave for Portuguese side FC Porto after 25 years with his boyhood club in a tearful solitary press conference on Sunday
Xavi Hernandez guided Barcelona to three major trophies last season, winning La Liga, Copa del Ray and Champions League before completing a move to Qatari side Al Sadd.
Xavi Hernandez finished his Barcelona career with a historic treble for the second time in history. He will now start a new phase of his career in Qatar.
FC Barcelona won the Champions League in Xavi's final game for the club on Saturday.
Barcelona take on Juventus in the Champions League final on Saturday but the real show will be put on by the two midfield maestros - Andrea Pirlo and Xavi Hernandez.
Xavi Hernandez announced that he will leave Barcelona for Qatari side Al-Sadd after a 17-year playing career that has already seen him win 23 trophies at club level.
Xavi Hernandez has been a stalwart of the Catalan side over the last decade and one of the heroes of Spain's Euro and World Cup-winning squads. His contract with Barca runs until next year but he has reportedly decided to leave after the end of the current season.
Xavi Hernandez, who is believed to have signed a three-year contract with Al Sadd, will join the Qatari side next season.
Xavi Hernandez has already been linked with possible moves to the Premier League and the Bundesliga. There have reportedly been offers from Qatar as well as Manchester City.
Xavi Hernandez announced his retirement from international duty after 133 appearances for Spain.
Xavi made his first team debut for Barca when he was just an 18-year-old, but since then his passing ability has developed into an artform and he, more than anyone, can be seen as the architect of the football that made Barcelona the top club in Europe and has made Spain both World and European Champions.