Pep Guardiola reveals plans to return to Barcelona before retirement


Manchester manager, Pep Guardiola, has revealed that he wants to finish his coaching career with Barcelona’s academy team.

Guardiola was part of Barcelona’s 1990s dream team, before taking his first steps in management with the B team in 2007.

Between 2008 and 2012, he won 14 trophies with Barcelona’s first team, before three seasons with Bayern Munich and arriving in Manchester in 2016.

The 47-year-old told Spanish TV: “I will finish again where I started. My last steps will be in the youth teams – I hope at Barca. I believe it’s – to start, it’s the best.”

The Catalan, however, said he would not return to work with the top team.

“My time there as a coach is finished because I’m not the same as I was then, nor is the way they see me the same,” Guardiola said.

“I had the time of my life there, when the world was our oyster, with some incredible players.

“I was at a fantastic age in which I was taking on the world. We took it on with some incredible players, a young president (Joan Laporta), Txiki (Begiristain).

“It was a generation of brutal players and the best player in the world (Lionel Messi). The stars aligned.”

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