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.
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.
"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."
:top: Pep Guardiola, board member of the Cruyff Foundation, attended yesterday the opening of a new Cruyff Court near Barcelona! :clap:
"@JohanCruyff was an important part of my development. He made me understand football in this way." @PepTeam #CruyffLegacy pic.twitter.com/ySAVi6JAyT
- Johan Cruyff (@JohanCruyff) 27 June 2019
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.
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The ex-Barcelona boss is still keeping tabs on his former employers and the situation developing around Antoine Griezmann and Neymar.
And Neymar is reportedly ready to quit Paris Saint-Germain and make a sensational return to the Camp Nou.
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."
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