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Gerard Pique hoping to run Barcelona with three club legends

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Gerard Pique is already a boss in many respects at Barcelona.

Most people think Lionel Messi runs the show, or at least Neymar and Luis Suarez, but stalwart Pique is a huge figure at the club nonetheless.

And the Spain international clearly has big plans to continue wielding his mighty influence at the Nou Camp, with Xavi admitting his old team-mate wants to take things one step further by eventually becoming club president.

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Xavi knows about all this because, in this epic vision of the future Barcelona, he has been told he'll have a role as the head coach. The current incumbent of that position, Luis Enrique, can rest safe in the knowledge that this coup isn't happening anytime soon, but Barca fans can dream.

That just leaves room for the legendary Carles Puyol as sporting director and Sergio Busquets as Xavi's assistant.

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"Gerard's (Pique) said he wants to be president of the club one day, with (Carles) Puyol as sporting director, me as manager and Sergio Busquets as my assistant," the midfielder told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

Even if these four were in the boardroom, not on the pitch, you'd have to expect some pretty fantastic football from Barcelona, so fans might already be getting excited about this potential line-up.

No Messi 

It's interesting that Messi doesn't appear to feature anywhere in Pique's cunning plan, but maybe he's just that set on becoming Barca's big dog. As if being a top international footballer and marrying Shakira isn't enough.

In any case, it's not completely implausible that the former Manchester United man could work his way up the ladder in Catalonia.

Pep Guardiola is a prime example, starting out as a player and going on to become one of the most successful managers in the club's history, winning three La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues, and two Copa del Reys.

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If Pique were to be given a shot at running the club, then Xavi could be a great choice as manager. The Barca legend might not have proven his credentials just yet, but he certainly knows how to play the game the right way.

This is all presumably a long way off, regardless, with Pique still only 29 years old. Busquets, 28, is even younger, while Xavi's also still playing, albeit in the Qatari league with Al Sadd.

All the same, we might've been given a glimpse of what's in store for the future of the Nou Camp outfit and by the looks of it, their hold over La Liga would show no sign of letting up with these guys in charge.

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Manchester United
Barcelona
La Liga
UEFA Champions League
Luis Suarez
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