Guardiola interested in coaching national team

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he would be interested in coaching at the international level. The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss said he “always had the curiosity of trying out” the possibility of leading a national 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, you learn languages, cultures, to travel and see other places is nice, also for the family,” Guardiola said.

One job that Guardiola nixed was Argentina.

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

Guardiola had been reportedly on Argentina’s shortlist of possible candidates to replace Jorge Sampaoli after their World Cup exit. 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.