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Pep Guardiola's Response After Reporter Asks Him If He'd Ever Take Man Utd Job Is Priceless

Pep Guardiola's Response After Reporter Asks Him If He'd Ever Take Man Utd Job Is Priceless

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has played down becoming Manchester United manager in sensational fashion.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, who has been in charge at the Etihad for three years, was asked if he saw the United job as a "possibility in the future" at his latest press conference.

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Guardiola, however, was quick to play down the suggestion, instead claiming he would rather live in the Maldives or play golf than manage the Red Devils.

And yes, even if it was the only job on offer.

"After training City, I won't train Manchester United." he said. "It's like, I would never train Madrid. Definitely not.

"What if it's the only offer on the table? I'd be in the Maldives if I don't have any offers. Maybe not the Maldives because it doesn't have many golf courses."

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Guardiola it clearly not keen on taking over at Old Trafford, but he has praised United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of City's Carabao Cup semi-final clash on Tuesday night.

The Spaniard thinks Solskjaer's vision is becoming a reality at the Theatre of Dreams.

"I think he starts to see his team like he wanted." Guardiola told the media this week. "It was not easy to handle a big, big club that's always demanding to be champions in all competitions.

"But every manager needs time and I have the feeling United are starting to play the way he wants.

"I have incredible respect for this club and I'm sure sooner or later they will be back in the positions to fight for the title. But in every club's history there are periods when you struggle a bit."

Thoughts on Guardiola's comments about the United job? Is he right about Solskjaer?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Pep Guardiola, Manager, Old Trafford

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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