Guardiola returns to Barcelona

Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has returned to the city this morning from New York.

The 41-year-old Coach has so far spent his 12 month sabbatical living in the American city, but has landed at El Prat airport today to spend the Christmas period with his family.

The Blaugrana legend is also set to visit his predecessor and friend Tito Vilanova at some point over the weekend, as the current Camp Nou Coach recovers in hospital following surgery to remove a tumour in his parotid gland on Thursday.