Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will make the step into international management “sooner or later”. Guardiola guided City to the Premier League title last season, finishing with a record 100 points, but he still has much to achieve at the Etihad Stadium.
The 47-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach was the keynote speaker in the Peers Annual Lecture at Liverpool University’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures on Wednesday afternoon.
During a wide-ranging discussion – which included his views on politics, culture and poetry as well as sport – the City boss was asked if there was anything as a manager he had not yet achieved and aspired to, such as international football.
Guardiola, who took charge of City at the start of the 2016-17 season, replied: “I would like to be an international manager in a national team. “Sooner or later, it will happen because every three days I would like to be involved, but a little bit more calm, play more golf. Now I do not have time to play.
“So yes, sooner or later it is going to happen, if I have a chance and some international team wants to come ‘knock knock’ (at my door). We will see.”