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Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Says He Will Return To Barcelona ‘Sooner Or Later’

Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Says He Will Return To Barcelona ‘Sooner Or Later’

Pep Guardiola has dropped a bombshell that he could make his return to Barcelona much sooner than expected.

The Manchester City boss, 48, completed a historic treble with his side last season and will hope to build on his success in the subsequent campaign.

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And the Spaniard hasn't forgotten about his success in his native homeland and the club that served as the launching pad for his managerial career.

But the ex-Bayern Munich boss has ruled himself out of becoming the La Liga champions' president in the future.

"I will return to Barcelona sooner or later. But as president, forget about it," he said at the presentation of the Cruyff Court in Els Hostalets de Pierola.

Credit: Cruyff Foundation
Credit: Cruyff Foundation
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"To be president, you have to know [what you're doing] and be prepared -- to have knowledge that I don't have.

"I'm trying to be a good coach -- that hasn't gone too badly in this decade. I will return to Barcelona to live, sooner or later."

Guardiola's current deal with City is expected to end in 2021, but he has not hinted at taking a sabbatical once his contract expires.

The ex-Barcelona boss is still keeping tabs on his former employers and the situation developing around Antoine Griezmann and Neymar.

The Atlético Madrid superstar, 28, is ready to leave the club in the summer and Barcelona are the favourites to land him when his €120m (£107m) release clause becomes active on 1st July.

And Neymar is reportedly ready to quit Paris Saint-Germain and make a sensational return to the Camp Nou.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Guardiola has said that he would welcome the arrival of both players at Barcelona.

"It all depends on the idea you have in mind with the sporting director and the coach," he explained.

"The good [players] are always welcome in any team.

"The two [Griezmann and Neymar] are very good."

Will Guardiola lead City to the Premier League title next season?

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Pep Guardiola, Barcelona, Etihad, Premier League, La Liga, Barca

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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