Friday, 3 May 2013

Guardiola rules out romantic future return to Barcelona as his Bayern introduction draws near

Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has no plans to return to the Catalan club.

The 42-year-old, who will take over the Bayern Munich reins from Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season, led Barca to 14 major trophies during a glorious four-year tenure which ended when he stepped down last summer.
Speaking at an event in Buenos Aires the day after Barca's Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern, Guardiola was asked whether he would go back to his boyhood club.
He told local press: 'That chapter is closed. It was a fantastic chapter, but, as in life, one is born, grows and evolves.
Meet and greet: Future Bayern boss Guardiola faced the press in Buenos Aires on Thursday
He reflected on his "happy" time with the club and the "wonderful relationship" he enjoyed with the players and staff, but reiterated that it was over.
'I was happy at Barcelona,' he said. 'I had a wonderful relationship with the people I worked with.
Full of cheer: Guardiola shares a laugh with Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri at an event with school children

'I am very proud to have been part of Barcelona, but life goes on and we need to pursue other goals. I felt a very large peace with myself when I left. I did the best I could.
'Everything has a beginning and an end. And the end comes when you discover that it's enough.'

He added: 'When you make the decision to leave a club, it's better than when the decision is taken for you.'

Big boots to fill? Heynckes has reached the Champions League final with Bayern for the second successive season, but Guardiola already has two winners medals under his belt from his Barcelona days


  1. This guy has really tried for the team going back to try and raise them back up would be a waSh on his side....... He has chosen the wise decision moving on is d shit!!!!

  2. lol.. succes has plenti friends, failure is a bastard

  3. guy Guardiolas legs way too small to fill those shoes

  4. In order 2 fill into dose shoes, he ha 2 win a treble next season..... Onli time Wl tell