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Guardiola to reunite with Messi? Ex-Argentinian footballer makes wish

Guardiola to reunite with Messi? Ex-Argentinian footballer makes wish

Man City icon says infrequent matches of the national team may work as a deterrent for Guardiola though

Barcelona fans have cherished seeing Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi together. The Spaniard enjoyed a fruitful spell in Catalonia, winning La Liga and Champions League with a young Messi and other stalwarts. Guardiola moved to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, and that was the end of the Messi-Guardiola duo

Now, ex-Argentinian footballer Sergio Aguero has talked about the possibility of Guardiola and Messi reuniting at the Argentina national team. The Man City icon also acknowledged that the infrequent matches of the national team may work as a deterrent for Guardiola.

“Obviously, as an Argentinian, yes, it would be really good if he could be the Argentina national coach but well, I don’t know. And obviously nowadays as I’m an ex-player and looking at it as a fan of the national team, I think that obviously everyone would be happy, right?” the former striker told Stake when he was asked about the possibility.

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“But, I think that we’ll have to see, where he wants to go, which challenge he wants it to be, what managers want is to take over a country and bring success to it, right? And because, in the end, between Argentina and Spain or to go to Brazil or Germany or Italy, those teams, or England, they’re historic teams. You know there is very little margin for error with there being so few games, right? And I think that with that Pep style of play, in a national team, I think he would miss the training sessions. I mean, the thing of teaching players and coordinating things that he wants to do with a team, it doesn’t have that.”

“National teams have two weeks, one week and the players come in tired after they’ve travelled and I think in that sense, Pep could end up thinking, no, I’m not going to go into it, it puts me in a predicament or I’d prefer to go ahead and do it this way. It’s not his decision, it’s everyone’s but obviously, everyone will respect the decision he makes. This won’t change his style of play at all if I know him, whether for better or worse, he will keep doing his way,” Aguero added.

Guardiola’s contract as manager of the Citizens is set to expire in the summer of 2025. If he decides to leave the club, there will undoubtedly be a number of coaching opportunities available.

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