Pep Guardiola has revealed that the affection he feels from Manchester City fans means he will never manage another Premier League club.
The serial winning coach struggled to get to grips with English Football during his first season at the Etihad and finished his maiden campaign trophy less for the first time in his managerial career.
However, last season Guardiola’s side won the top flight crown, smashing a plethora of records and playing a level of attacking football that the Premier League has never seen before.
In an intriguing interview with Guillem Balague for BBC Radio 5 live Guardiola reveals the affinity he has for the Blue half of Manchester and also that deep down his motivation is not to win trophies but rather to be loved.
”Statistics and numbers are nice, but numbers are not passion. It does not give you something. It is better to say after 10 years I remember this final and how well we played, to remember the way we have done it.’’ Guardiola said.
”Titles are important of course, and they have helped me have jobs and to keep working on my passion.
”But I think all the managers we are happy with our old players, when we can laugh and hug and have a good relation. Everyone loves to be loved, it is the secret of our lives.
”I will be Mancunian for the rest of my life. I will be a Manchester City fan and it will be impossible to train another team like Manchester City in England because I feel love from the people here.
”When the people say, what do you want? To be loved. The most nice thing is when you feel good with the other people.”
In the interview Guardiola also discusses the six songs that define his life, we highly recommend you check it out.