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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reflects on his time in Italy

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola was in Italy over the weekend to participate in the Festival dello Sport, where he was asked whether he could imagine returning to the Serie A as a coach one day.

During his playing career, Guardiola played for both Roma and Brescia in Italy.

Guardiola’s current City deal runs out in 2022.

‘I’ve coached in Spain, in Germany and now in England, so why couldn’t I coach in Italy’

Speaking about a potential move to the Serie A, Guardiola stated:

“Why not?

“After my experience at Barcelona, who would have thought I’d go to [Bayern] Munich and Germany? Yet that happened.

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“I overcame the arduous challenge of learning German, so everything is possible. I’ve coached in Spain, in Germany and now in England, so why couldn’t I coach in Italy? I don’t know what the future holds for me, but the food’s good here.

“I come to Italy often, when I can, because I love this country.

 “I’ve got a lot of friends here. The Catalans and Spaniards are very similar to the people here — it’s a nice life, there’s the sun, and we like to enjoy or lives.”

Maurizio Sarri & Pep Guardiola

Maurizio Sarri & Pep Guardiola during the UEFA Champions League group F match between SSC Napoli and Manchester City at Stadio San Paolo on November 1, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

Manchester City vs Burnley

While Pep appears to be open to a Serie A move in the future, his attention will no doubt be now on City’s clash with Burnley this Saturday.

Manchester City come into the game top of the league.

They have won six and drawn two of their eight league games this season.

Liverpool and Chelsea have also done the same, however, City are 1st thanks to their superior goal difference.

Burnley, on the other hand, are 12th in the table with eight points from eight league games.

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