In the latest Manchester City news, manager Pep Guardiola has hinted that his long-term future in the game may involve international football.
The Spanish tactician guided City to the Premier League title in the season just finished, with his record-breaking side playing some scintillating football along the way.
He has enjoyed success wherever he has gone as a coach, winning multiple trophies with Barcelona in La Liga and with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, and there is every reason after this season to suggest he will continue to be successful with the Citizens.
Guardiola does not normally spend more than three or four years at a club before moving on but recently penned a new deal ay the Etihad Stadium until 2021.
The 47-year-old has made it clear that he is happy coaching the North West giants but is expecting to feel the pull of his national side as his career develops.
He told HLN: “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.
“For now, I want to stay where I am. But if someone makes me on offer in the future, I’m still young.”
The next task for Guardiola will be to defend the Premier League and City are 8/13 with Paddypower to hold off all-comers and make it back-to-back titles in England’s top division.
Asked if he fancied a go at coaching the talented Belgium squad, the former Barca midfielder made it clear that he feels national teams should be managed by coaches from that country, suggesting he has his eyes on the Spain job in a few years’ time.