Barcelona managerial career “over” for me – Guardiola


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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has ruled out a return as manager of Barcelona.

He also expressed support for Ronald Koeman, who is the current manager of the Catalan club.

Guardiola spoke after City’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday.

The 49-year-old won 16 trophies in a blistering four-year stint at Barcelona, including three Spanish League and two Champions League titles.

Barcelona have been in disarray for months and club President, Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned alongside the board few days prior to avoid a vote of no confidence.

Presidential candidate, Victor Font has expressed his desire to reunite Guardiola with Lionel Messi.

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However, Guardiola said he is happy at City even as his contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

“My career as a manager at FC Barcelona is over. There are incredible people who can be in charge.

“Ronald Koeman is an excellent manager. So, it’s over (for me).

“I will come back to watch a game, but it’s done. I am happy here. I have the desire to do well and this is the most important thing.

“Now there will be elections in Barcelona and hopefully they can choose the right person and the right board to maintain this incredible club as it is, at the highest level,” he said.

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