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Guardiola pledges his loyalty to Barcelona

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Pep Guardiola insists he’d rather live without a coaching career than train his rival clubs.

When Real Madrid come calling, people don’t refuse. Many coaches and players would drool at the idea of being linked with joining the Santiago Bernabeu. But Pep Guardiola is not one of them.

Pep Guardiola would prefer to live in solitude in a faraway land rather than fancy taking a job at his cross-town rival team Manchester United or Real Madrid.

And Man City manager’s claim becomes understandable after looking back at his history. Born and bred in Barcelona, Pep Guardiola entered the footballing world rising through the ranks of La Masia. The former Barcelona captain played a key part in the team’s success and was regarded as one of the best midfielders of all time by Johan Cruyff.

Ahead of the EFL Cup Manchester Derby, Guardiola expressed how much Barcelona and Man City meant to him bu pledging his loyalty against joining their rivals.

“After training City, I will never train them [Man United]. I would not train [Real] Madrid [after Barcelona],” Guardiola said as per Marca.

“I’d be in the Maldives if I don’t have any offers.

“Maybe not the Maldives because it doesn’t have any golf courses.”