Messi spent 21 years at the Nou Camp, during which he established himself as arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport. The 34-year-old was forced to leave Barcelona in the summer after it emerged that the club could not afford to offer him a new contract and keep hold of the superstar.
The record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner for his part wants to return to the Catalan giants once he hangs up his boots and help the club recapture their former glory.
"Yes. I always said that I would love to be able to help the club. I would love to be a technical secretary at some point. I don't know if it will be at Barcelona or not. Or if it will be elsewhere. If there is a possibility, I would like to contribute again in what I can because it is the club that I love and I would love for it to continue to be good, to continue growing and to continue being one of the best in the world," he told Sport.
Messi has not had the best of starts to life in the French capital, scoring three goals in eight appearances in all competitions so far - though he is yet to open his account in the Ligue 1 despite playing five games.