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‘Why not’ – Guardiola admits he is open to managing in Serie A

Pep Guardiola admits he is open to the possibility of managing in Italy in the future.

The Manchester City manager is recognised as one of world football’s leading coaches after a trophy-laden career so far, the Spaniard having won two Champions League titles amongst a host of major honours at some of Europe’s leading clubs.

Having won domestic titles in Spain, Germany and England, Guardiola was asked the question whether he would consider a future coaching role in Serie A.

The 48-year-old refused to rule out the possibility of a return to Italian football, having spent two seasons of his playing career at Brescia and Roma.

“Training in Italy? Why not.” Guardiola told Sky Sports Italia.

“It was a pleasure [to be there] as a player, with the great [Carlo] Mazzone [former Brescia manager]. I had a great time and I love the country but now I feel good in England, it’s a great championship.

“But maybe yes, I’m not that old.”

Guardiola was strongly linked with a move to Juventus during the past summer following Max Allegri’s departure from the club, though the City boss was quick to deny reports he had held talks with the Turin side.

“You had false information, you have to do your job better,” he added while smiling.

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