Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has today revealed that he would like to take charge of the Spanish national team in the future.
Former Spanish international Guardiola began his managerial career in 2007 with Barcelona’s B team, before moving up to become the club’s first-team boss a year later.
Following a trophy-laden stint with the Blaugrana which many claimed changed the face of football as a whole, the 46-year-old moved onto Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in 2013.
A hit-and-miss spell with the Bavarians eventually led Guardiola to the Premier League with Manchester City, where, in his second season, the Spaniard’s ideas have started to come to fruition in a major way, enabling the Citizens to embark on a run of 8 wins and a draw in their first nine fixtures to start the campaign.
Questions over Guardiola’s future plans rarely die down in the media, with the Barca legend having been questioned on whether he would like to manage an international side at some stage in the future during an interview with BBC’s Football Focus.
‘Yes, Spain I think’, he responded
‘I would like to be a manager in a World Cup, and the European Cup [European Championship]. I would like to feel that.’
Staying put, for now
Guardiola was then questioned on his plans in Manchester, with the 47-time capped Spanish international revealing that, while he is happy at the Etihad, results on the pitch will prove crucial to his tenure:
‘I am so happy to be here. It really depends on the success we have. Big clubs like Manchester City, if you don’t win, you don’t stay.’