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Xavi reveals what Lionel Messi said to him after taking Barcelona job

Xavi Hernández has revealed what Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi told him following his appointment as Barcelona’s new manager last Friday.

Xavi was appointed as Barcelona’s new manager three days ago following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last month.

The Spaniard was unveiled by Barcelona on Monday at Camp Nou.

Speaking at his unveiling, Xavi said Messi, his former teammate, texted him and wished him the best of luck as Barcelona manager.

Leo Messi texted me to wish me the best of luck,” Xavi said.

He added, “He’s incredible, but he’s not here as Eto’o or Ronaldinho… we have to think about the future, not about players who are no longer here at Barça.”

Xavi will now hope to lead Barcelona to victory when they take on Espanyol on November 20 after the international break.

The former midfield maestro signed a two-and-half-year deal with Barcelona after saying his goodbyes to Qatari side, Al-Sadd.

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