Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has revealed his ‘dream’ of managing in international football one day but claims it is unlikely to be with Spain.

The Manchester City boss won 47 caps for Spain as a player and captained the country to gold medal success at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

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He has since become one of the most decorated club managers in the game, winning 27 trophies during spells in charge of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and City.

The 47-year-old is committed to City until 2021, having agreed to a contract extension during the summer – but long term, taking charge of a national side in a major tournament appeals to him.

Speaking generally about international management, Guardiola, who was linked with the Argentina job in the summer, said: “In our lives, we have dreams of what we’d like to do in the future, but it doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.

“I would like to play a World Cup and a European Championship. I would like to live in that situation. When I see the World Cup, I think I would like to be there. I had just one chance to do it as a player.

“In eight, 12, 14 years maybe it could happen. It’s just a dream I have as a manager and a person. Maybe it happens, maybe it doesn’t.”