Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has declared his intention to reunite with former La Blaugrana manager Pep Guardiola at Camp Nou.
“I would very much like Guardiola to come back, but now he is at City and it is a decision that Pep should take,” Laporta said in quotes attributed to the Daily Mail.
Guardiola’s contract at Manchester City is due to expire next summer. Further, if a two-year European ban is imposed by the Council, Guardiola can pursue new pastures elsewhere.
Indeed, with the future of Spain still undetermined, Laporta has himself stated that he dreams of reuniting with the former head of Barca in Catalonia.
Guardiola won 179 of his 247 matches in charge of La Blaugrana before leaving for Bayern Munich.
The 49-year-old celebrated a four-year trophy with the Catalan giants between 2008 and 2012, as the Spaniard won three titles in La Liga and two in the Barca Champions League.
“He is a benchmark for Barcelona and many Catalans would like him to train Barca again,” said Laporta.