Xavi named former Barcelona team-mates Carles Puyol and Jordi Cruyff as the men he wants by his side should he get the chance to fulfill his ambition of becoming head coach at Camp Nou.
The 40-year-old won his second trophy as Al Sadd boss when he guided the club to glory in the Qatar Cup final in January, days after turning down the offer of taking charge of Barcelona.
The Blaugrana were eager to bring in a club legend to replace Ernesto Valverde in the Camp Nou hotseat when the 56-year-old was sacked on January 13, but Quique Setien was eventually brought in from Real Betis instead.
At the time Xavi said it was "too soon" for him to coach the LaLiga champions, but in an interview with La Vanguardia magazine he made it clear that becoming Barca's boss is very much in his plans.
"I am clear that I want to return to Barca," he said. "I am very excited.
"Now that I have seen myself coaching, I think I can contribute things to the players.
"But I made it clear to them that I saw myself in a project that started from scratch, and in which decision-making was mine."
Cruyff's time at Camp Nou came in the mid-90s, but Xavi said the 46-year-old, who is now head coach of Ecuador, would be his first choice as technical secretary.
"I would like to work together with people in whom I have confidence, with whom there is loyalty, and who are very valid people," said Xavi. "There cannot be anyone toxic near the locker room.
"We are talking about Carles Puyol, who was captain of Barca, and Jordi Cruyff, a very good businessman and with a lot of experience in the technical secretary.
"I am a team person; I don't want to decide alone. Obviously I would like to be very in tune with everyone.
"In the locker room there can be no negativity, nothing toxic. I would like to enter with people from my environment to form a good team."