Guardiola responds to Barca links

English Premier League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has responded after being linked with a sensational return to FC Barcelona.

Guardiola has been heavily linked with a return to the Camp Nou ever since Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font revealed his plans to bring the Spaniard back to the club if he was elected to the top job.

However, the 49-year-old has played down the possibility of a return to his former stomping ground, and revealed that he is looking forward to staying with Premier League giants City for the foreseeable future.

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"I'm incredibly happy here, delighted to be in Manchester and hopefully I can do a good job this season to stay longer," Guardiola said, per Manchester Evening News.

The 2011 FIFA World Coach of the Year made nearly 400 appearances for Barca between 1990 and 2001, before later returning to enjoy considerable success as the club's manager from 2008 until 2012.

During his time at the helm, Guardiola won no fewer than 14 major honours, including three LaLiga crowns and two UEFA Champions League trophies.

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