Don’t worry City fans, he’s happy with the blues, but during a visit to Belgium, he asked HLN “doesn’t every successful coach dream of training a national side? 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.”
Despite a successful management career, Guardiola’s only appearance at a World Cup came in 1994, and he also appeared in Euro 2000, his only European Championship tournament. But if the FA were to consider tempting former Barcelona and Bayern boss to manage the national side, Guardiola has some bad news for them.
In October 2017, he told reporters that he believed the manager of national side should be of the same nationality, which means Spain would be Guardiola’s option. “Always I believe that English people have to be manager for the national team, the Brazilian people have to be manager for the Brazilian team.”
Guardiola recently signed a new three year deal with the blues, and has never walked away from a position mid contract. But Pep has always made it clear that the City job will not be his last in management, and after success in Spain, Germany and now England, it seems international management maybe his next move.
Could Pep be a success on the international stage too?