Pep's 3 ideal replacements for Koeman


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola boss has revealed a trio of his former players he believes should be FC Barcelona's next manager if Ronald Koeman is sacked. 

The Spanish tactician recently named three players he has coached as potential successors for the Blaugrana job after he once again ruled himself out of a return to the Catalan giants.

The tactician has previously stated that his heart still belongs to his former club, but dismissed any notion of him leaving the reigning Premier League champions to go back to the Camp Nou any time soon. 

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In a recent interview in Spain, the 50-year-old suggested that the club should try to go down a similar route to the one it took when they hired him for the dugout.

"I hope someone like Xavi [Hernandez], [Sergi] Busquets or [Javier] Mascherano will come through," Guardiola told TV3.

"It's up to them to decide. If you think I can help Barca, I'm happy with life. There must be others who are taking the plunge. There are people who are very capable of coaching Barca." 

Guardiola came through the club's famous La Masia academy system, and played for the Blaugrana senior team for more than a decade. He later became manager of the first team in 2009, and went on to win 14 trophies in four years as boss. 

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