Guardiola open to English challenge

Pep Guardiola has admitted that he would one day like to train a club in the English Premier League.

Barcelona’s most successful Coach in their history, Guardiola is currently on a year-long sabbatical from the game after leaving the Camp Nou and has subsequently been linked with a host of clubs for 2013-14.

Having already confirmed his intention to return to work for next season, the Coach who has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Roma, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Milan has now admitted that England is a desirable option, one day.

“I’ve always found English football very fascinating, for the environment, the crowd and the supporters,” the Guardian quote Guardiola as saying ahead of the English Football Association’s 150th year celebrations.

“In Italy, Latin people will support you when you are playing and when you lose, they kill you. In England I’m always surprised that people always support everything and that is nice.

“That’s why, maybe, I hope to have the challenge or the opportunity to train there.

“As a player, I couldn’t realise my dream to play there. But I hope in the future I have a challenge to be a Coach or a manager there and feel the experience of all the Coaches and players that have been there.

“It is unique, to play in that League. The support is amazing. I want to feel the supporters, the environment, the media and the style of the players and everything.

“I am still young, just 41, so I hope in the future I could be able to train there and enjoy that.”

Guardiola’s comments emerge just 24 hours after Jose Mourinho’s message to the FA where he also spoke of the desire to return to the Premier League in the future.

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