Posted by JEAN-LUC D on Aug 26, 2021 at 8:55 PM
Longtime PSG target Pep Guardiola announced on Thursday that he does not intend to spend time at Manchester City. A threat to come for Mauricio Pochettino’s future on the Paris Saint-Germain bench?
Arriving in 2016 from Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola will not end his coaching career on the bench for Manchester City. After seven seasons spent in the north of England, the former FC Barcelona coach has openly announced at the microphone of the ESPN Brasil channel that he does not intend to continue the adventure with the Citizens at the end of his contract, i.e. June 30, 2023.
“After seven years in this team, I’m thinking of taking a break. I would like to coach a national team: South American, European… I want to have the experience of a Copa America. Brasil ? I don’t see a foreigner coaching a team like Brazil, ”said the Spain coach. At 50, the former midfielder will therefore try to achieve his ultimate goal before leaving in two years: to win the Champions League with the Skyblues. A boon for Paris Saint-Germain in view of the succession of Mauricio Pochettino?
For several seasons, Pep Guardiola has been regularly associated with Paris Saint-Germain. Considered one of the best coaches on the planet, the Santpedor native is a dream for the club from the French capital. However, since setting up his bags at Manchester City, Guardiola has become downright untouchable for PSG. Indeed, since arriving at Manchester City, Guardiola has grown very close to UAE leaders in recent years, and seeing him move to the future at Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain was simply impossible.
But the context can change significantly and the Catalan can be convinced by a new challenge in France. Especially since PSG is one of the few clubs capable of offering it all the working facilities it needs. The British tabloid The Times, but also Guillem Balague, Spanish journalist who closely follows the career of Guardiola, assures that the paths of PSG and the current coach of City could cross in the not very distant future. Especially since Mauricio Pochettino’s contract also expires on June 30, 2023.