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Guardiola keen to coach national side

‘I’ve always had the curiosity of trying it out’

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Manchester: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday revealed that he would be interested in taking up the coaching job for an international team.

“If the opportunity came I would like to be a national team coach. If it can be done, I would like to do it,” Guardiola said.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss added that he “always had the curiosity of trying out” the possibility of leading a national team.

Stressing that he enjoyed living abroad, Guardiola refused to name any specific country he would like to be associated with in future.

“You learn languages, cultures, to travel and see other places is nice, also for the family,” Guardiola said.

The Spaniard, though, refused to coach Argentina.

“No, for sure not there,” he said, referring to the intense demands of that job.

If rumour is to be believed, Guardiola had been shortlisted for the Argentina coach’s job after their World Cup debacle.

Guardiola added that he would like to end his coaching career where it began, with Barcelona’s reserves.

“I will finish where I started; my final steps will be with youth teams. Hopefully, it will be Barca’s,” Guardiola said.

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