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Pep Guardiola has an eye on a switch to international management, despite having no plans to leave Manchester City anytime soon.

The former Barcelona boss reaped the rewards of hard work this year as he led his near-unbeatable City side to a league title whilst getting the best out of players such as Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva.

Add to that the catalogue of trophies that Guardiola won at Barcelona and Bayern Munich and many see Pep as the best manager in club football today.

However, the 47-year-old has ideas far surpassing that as he plans to tackle the international stage at some point in his career.

Speaking to HLN, Guardiola said: “Doesn’t every successful coach dream of training a national team? I want to be at a World Cup or European Championship once again, yes.”

Despite the claim, Guardiola was quick to relay any worries that could arise for City fans, stating that his immediate future lies at the Etihad Stadium.

He stressed: “For now, I want to stay where I am. But if someone makes me on offer in the future, I’m still young.”

Guardiola was in Belgium and in a preview of the World Cup, he was in high praise of Roberto Martinez’s side.

“The amount of great players in your national team is great – attackers, midfielders, defenders and a fantastic goalkeeper. Hopefully Belgium can start the World Cup well – the first match will be the most important one. If you come out with confidence… This is a unique generation of Devils.”

 

 

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