Guardiola opens the doors to return to Barcelona: “I will return in one case”

Guardiola last week pledged his future to Manchester City by agreeing to a two-year contract extension, with the new deal running until 2025.

The 51-year-old previously enjoyed success with Barcelona as a player, before he managed the Catalan giants for four years, which ended in 2012.

His former player, Xavi, is currently in charge and has led Barcelona to the top of La Liga in the first half of this season.

Guardiola was awarded the best coach for the fifth time at the annual ceremony of the Catalan Football Association, where he was asked about his former team.

And Guardiola said, according to what was reported by the Mundo Deportivo newspaper: “It is a bad way to see that I have to return, because Pep left and Barcelona kept winning. You shouldn’t think like that. If I think I’m necessary, I’ll come back.”

He added, “There are stages, and there are processes, and if I have to come back one day, we will meet again naturally.”

During his four seasons with Barcelona, ​​the club won an astonishing 14 trophies. This included winning three league championships and two UEFA Champions League titles.

Barcelona failed to qualify from the group stage in their last two seasons in the Champions League, as the club faces known financial problems.

Guardiola explained that Luis Enrique and Xavi had succeeded in bringing titles to the club since his departure a decade ago, while insisting that he felt comfortable continuing his work at Manchester City.

“I feel very good there, with great relief, they give me everything and I have very close friends,” Guardiola said.

“To continue, you have to have very good players and when you have the continuity in a club, it is because the aforementioned give you a lot of support.”

“City is not Barcelona, ​​I am not at home. Nothing can compare to Barcelona, ​​because here everything is on the surface, if I am here it is because Barcelona gave me everything and I will never be grateful enough. In City I feel at home.”

Source: Daily Mail

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