"So he asked his pal to be manager at City and his pal said yes. That's what his greatest achievement comes down to?"
Txiki is a Pep's friend and that's why Txiki is in Man City.
And Txiki was a "sport director" in Barça just because Txiki was a guy hit it off Barça fans.
And that's because Txiki as a player was typical guy very discreet, catalan speaker without being catalan (if you emigrate to Catalonia and you speak catalan here people will want a child of yours), and all this rol fit the catalan philosophy, wich is very "goodist" and with a lot of "to feel morally superior" rol.
Then a guy Txiki, very discreet, formal and zero controversial was the perfect guy.
But he didn't decide anything in Barça 2008/12.
He just was a doll.
Txiki is not a guy who knows a lot discovers a lot bla bla.
Txiki is just a Pep's friend, and Estiarte, and Lillo...