Andrés Iniesta Reveals Ambitions To Become A Coach, Return To Barcelona

Andrés Iniesta has revealed that he would like to enter into coaching and return to Barcelona after he hangs up his football boots.

The 34-year-old midfielder left the Spanish side in the summer for Vissel Kobe, but the club legend very much has the Camp Nou as part of his long-term future (and in his heart).

"I don't know what the future holds," he told Mundo Deportivo (via Football Espana).

"I won't say that I won't like to coach Barça one day, but I can't say it's something I'm thinking about either.

"It's true that I see myself as a coach one day and coming back here, but I'll see what road is ahead of me once I stop playing football.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I feel at home here and I hope I can transmit what I've learned, what I've felt and what I feel for this club in the future."

The World Cup-winning Spaniard came through La Masia and broke into the Barça senior team in 2002. During his time with the club, he made over 400 appearances and won nine La Liga titles and four Champions League titles.

Iniesta still keeps a close watch on the club, with him brilliantly responding to Pelé's criticism of Lionel Messi.

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Credit: PA

Of course, the former Barça star isn't the only player interested in going to coach one of their past clubs.

SPORTbible reported that Dimitar Berbatov sees his future in the dugout and has ambitions to become Manchester United manager someday.

Would you like to see Iniesta manage Barcelona?

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