Guardiola rules out Barca return


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists his time as Barcelona manager is over after he was linked with a return to the Spanish giants.

Guardiola won 14 trophies during his four years at the Nou Camp before departing in 2012.

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font said he would be keen to bring back Guardiola if he gets elected into office.

But the 49-year-old says he does not see himself taking over the coaching role at the club again.

“As manager of Barcelona my time is over,” said Guardiola.

“I lived my period there. Ronald Koeman is there, I respect him. He is an incredible friend of mine. It belongs for other people.”

Guardiola was speaking after his Manchester City side beat Sheffield United 1-0 in the Premier League. It was City’s third game in a week after a draw at West Ham was followed by a 3-0 win at Marseille in the Champions League on Tuesday.

“We played really well,” added Guardiola.

“We struggled to score goals for the chances we created, 16 shots, eight on target, is a lot against this team.

“It’s our third game in seven days, all away, it’s so demanding. People have responded to that well,”

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By Ofhani Munyai

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