Pep talks down link to Barca
PEP Guardiola has insisted the only chance of him returning to former club Barcelona will be as a fan.
After easing the pain of his worst start to a season as a manager with Manchester City’s victory at Sheffield United, the Spaniard put to bed any notion that he could be lured back. Although he only has less than 12 months of his contract to run, any would-be Barca president is wasting their time including Guardiola in their plans.
He said: “My period as manager in Barcelona is over. I think in life there is once in a lifetime you have to do the things – there are incredible people who can be in charge. Now for example, Ronald Koeman is an excellent manager.
“I will come back to my seats to see my club to watch the game.
“I am here, incredibly happy, and still have the desire to do well.
“I am getting old. To be a manager in Barcelona you need this special energy.
“That’s why it belongs for the young people.”