The future of El Clasico?
Raul and Xavi are two of football’s greatest ever players.
The former scored 323 goals for Real Madrid whilst nobody has ever played more games for Barcelona than the latter, Xavi.
The duo have won over 50 major honours between them ranging from the World Cup and European Championships to La Liga titles and the Champions League.
Xavi and Raul faced each other in many fierce El Clasico battles over the years but were team-mates in the Spanish national side from 2000-2006.
Then and now
8 years on from the pair’s last meeting on the pitch, Raul and Xavi are set to begin their coaching badges together. (AS)
“We have started the first year of the A and B licence,”
Raul revealed that the coaching course has begun but Xavi won’t arrive until Tuesday.
“Many of us have been team-mates or rivals (on the coaching course) and I’m sure that the course will be pleasant and we will learn everything possible.”
“It’s a first step to train and be a coach at least up to youth level, and within a year we will be able to do the UEFA pro, which allows us to train any team.
“Now the important thing is to get the badges and in June to speak with the club [Madrid].
“We will have to analyse the possibilities. I’m seeing football from another point of view with the classes.”
Raul has clearly set his sights on becoming a coach at Real Madrid and maybe even their next manager.
Spanish outlet Marca have revealed that Raul will become the coach of Real Madrid’s B team in the near future.
Will they be successful coaches?
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid have seen legendary players become fantastic coaches in recent years.
Raul and Xavi will hope that they can follow in the managerial footsteps of Guardiola from Barcelona and Zidane from Real Madrid.