Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola make surprise revelation over future plans
Posted: 13 September 2018 Time: 17:30
Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has made a surprising claim about his future after recently stating he'd never return to FC Barcelona.
Guardiola has revealed his intention to go back to where he managerial career started.
City's revolutionary coach presided over one of the most successful periods in Barca's history between 2008 and 2012, guiding the LaLiga side to 14 trophies during his tenure.
Having coached Barcelona's B team before he replaced Frank Rijkaard as the senior team's manager and says he intends to one day return to work in the Blaugrana's youth academy.
"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," he told Universo Valdano.
The recent statement comes as a surprise given his earlier sentiments this year stating he'd never return to the Blaugrana first-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."