By FOX Sports staff
The ex-Bosnia-Herzegovina international, whose decorated career came to a close last year, is likely to have his allegiances tested in the coming weeks when Juve and Bayern - two of his former clubs - lock horns in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
While many have named Bayern as one of the favourites for the title after the dominant campaign they have had, Salihamidzic believes there is only one team that are currently better than the Serie A contenders.
"Barcelona are above any other team," he told Bild. "In second place, for me, is Juve.
"Bayern will have to bring a top performance twice [in both legs]. I would have wished for an easier opponent for now, it hardly could have been any more difficult."
Salihamidzic, who won six Bundesliga titles and their Champions League once during his time with Bayern, also does not believe the Bianconeri have any apparent weaknesses.
"Juventus have been on a roll for the past two years," he added. "They hardly lose any matches.
"Their defence with former Wolfsburg centre-back [Andrea] Barzagli, [Leonardo] Bonucci and [Giorgio] Chiellini are absolutely top class.
"I don't see any weaknesses at the moment. They play a perfect 3-5-2 system and also have a world-class midfield with [Andrea] Pirlo, [Claudio] Marchisio and [Arturo] Vidal.
"Ex-[Bayer] Leverkusen player Vidal is responsible for the rhythm. If he's in form, Juve win.
"He has developed even further after departing from the Bundesliga two years ago."
The Bianconeri are currently on track to retain the Serie A title as they lead second-placed Napoli by nine points.