The Spaniard might be returning to Camp Nou as a coach in the future, however precisely while stays to be seen.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted Xavi turns into the club's manager "quicker or later" but discovered the club is prepared to lower back Quique Setien for next season.
The Catalans have struggled to impress below Setien and are presently 2d in La Liga with Real Madrid in pole role to claim the league title.
That situation, combined with Barcelona's lacklustre displays, has led to hypothesis Setien could get replaced at the season's end with Xavi himself preparing for a go back to Camp Nou as a manager.
But at the same time as Bartomeu has confirmed Xavi is a future Barcelona educate, the club president has thrown his immediately support behind Setien, with the pair already discussing plans for subsequent season.
"Xavi might be Barca's coach, faster or later. But right now we're no longer searching out a train, we're with Quique," Bartomeu told TV3.
“Quique Setien will educate the crew in the Champions League and these remaining two Liga games which might be left.
"We have had a very ordinary season, we can play in August and he will be the teach. If we overcome Napoli, we can be in Lisbon.
"Our will is to fulfil contracts and Setien has one. We went to Setien's house to speak about the future, the plans for next season. He will probable be there and I am very involved to hear what he thinks.
"He has plenty of time for Riqui Puig and Ansu [Fati]. We have visible Pedri and [Francisco] Trincao in form, there's hope.”
While Setien can be secure for now, Xavi is readying himself for the risk to take over at Barca while the proper possibility presents itself.
"The largest hope I have now's to be Barca educate and get Barca lower back to triumphing ways," Xavi advised Sport in June.
"Not me but these players and Barca triumphing. And as a consequence, our technical staff, who are getting ready for it lots and it makes us honestly excited.
"I'm a club man. I would really like to return on the proper moment to begin a challenge from zero. I've stated it a whole lot of times however I want to take footballing choices at Barcelona.
"It's clear that after the elections the level could be set, of course. I'm now not ruling some thing out.
"They got here for me in January, we had been speaking. I instructed them the occasions and timing weren't right."