Xavi, who won the Champions League and countless other trophies with Messi at Barca as a player, still holds the Argentine in high regard.
Xavi explained, "He (Messi) is still number one.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is still among the 3-5 best on the planet as well."
Asked if he would like to coach Messi one day, Xavi replied: "Of course, who wouldn't?"
Asked if there were other players he would love to coach, Xavi added: "Any of the greats.
“In France, Mbappe for example. Neymar, Messi, I would like them a lot.''