“I will finish where I started,” said Pep Guardiola on Barcelona return. The Spanish manager is currently the boss at Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola started both, his playing and managerial career at Barcelona. The Spanish manager led Barcelona to their first treble in his very first season at the club, and won 14 trophies in his four-year tenure.
He joined Bayern Munich in 2013, and was appointed the manager of Manchester City in 2016. Guardiola’s City became the first team in the Premier League era to score 100 points in a league campaign last season.
Pep has often kept quiet on the question relating to a return to Barcelona, but he has finally opened up in a recent interview with Jorge Valdano.
Guardiola insisted that there is a possibility of him returning to Barca, albeit not as a first-team coach.
“I will finish again where I started… my last steps will be in the youth teams – I hope at Barça. I believe it’s – to start, it’s the best,” Guardiola said.
Pep began his managerial career at Barcelona B, and if he indeed comes back to youth management, his career would come a full circle.
The Spanish manager, however, refused to comment on the possibility of returning to Barcelona as a first-team manager. The whole interview will air later tonight.
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In another sequence, Pep says, “That’s why I’m a manager, that’s why I also deserve to be happy. My teams will play the way I want them to.”
Guardiola’s Manchester City are currently fourth in the Premier League with 10 points from four matches. City made a flying start to the new Premier League campaign, with a solid win over Arsenal, and a 6-1 routing of Huddersfield Town.
Manchester City will face Fulham this weekend, before beginning their Champions League campaign against French side Lyon next week.