He added: “It’s a big plus for us because he knows them. He knows the team, the club, the stadium and he knows Messi.
“He also knows the Barcelona way, the Catalan way so he knows everything and he will give us some information that other managers can’t give.
“This is important, definitely. He knows how they play, and how they will want to play.
“At the end, though, it’s down to our players to carry out what he wants us to do.”