Pep Guardiola Admits He Will Seek an International Role Sooner or Later

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that he will take a post in international management 'sooner or later'.

The Spaniard was the keynote speaker in the Peers Annual Lecture at Liverpool University's Department of Modern Languages and Cultures on Wednesday, and discussed a wide range of topics.

One question probed the 47-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager on what his aspirations were in the game, having had such success.


​As quoted by the ​Telegraph, Guardiola replied: "I would like to be an international manager in a national team.

"Sooner or later, it will happen because every three days I would like to be involved, but a little bit more calm, play more golf... now I do not have time to play.

"So yes, sooner or later it is going to happen, if I have a chance and some international team wants to come 'knock knock' [at my door]. We will see."

The tactician, who joined the ​Citizens in 2016 and has since garnered the Premier League trophy with a record 100 points total as well as the EFL Cup, was also asked about how England's domestic league compares with those of Germany and Spain.

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He admitted: "It is the toughest one, for the amount of games, for the weather and the referees saying: 'play [on], play [on], play [on]' and the competitors, there are many. It is the only country that five or six [teams] can win the Premier League.

"I think it would be unfair to say [one is better overall]. In Germany, there are many things that are better than here, in Spain there are things that are better than here, and here there are things which are better than the other leagues.

"It is the same like with culture, when you travel around, you learn a lot."

Pep's immediate challenge will be getting his side ready for this weekend's trip to the London Stadium to face a ​West Ham side helmed by City's former manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Source : 90min