While speaking at the Cruyff Foundation event, Pep Guardiola has said that one day, he will return to Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola intends to make a return to the club where it all began for him sooner or later. The Spaniard’s professional football journey started as a hot prospect at La Masaia. Following his retirement, the former Spain international got into football management.
After four successful seasons as the manager of the Catalonian giants between 2008 and 2012, Pep Guardiola took a sabbatical.
Soon after that, he signed up for Bayern Munich where he continued winning silverware. Now at Manchester City, Guardiola is entering his fourth season with the club. After already winning the Premier League two times in a row, he’s expected to go all out for a Champions League trophy.
While speaking to Daily Mail at the Johan Cruyff Foundation event, the tactician revealed that he is definitely going to return to his boyhood club in the future. But Guardiola isn’t sure which capacity he will be at once he does return.
He doesn’t harbour any ambition of becoming the club president though. Guardiola says that such a post is not for him.
‘I will return to Barcelona sooner or later. But as president, forget about it.
‘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.’
Now starting his fourth year with Manchester City, Guardiola is expected to leave at the end of next season. The Spaniard has never stayed at one club for more than four years and we don’t expect the trend to change anytime soon.