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Arriving at end of my coaching career, says Guardiola

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 00:59

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he's approaching end of his coaching career.

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SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (JANUARY 2, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING ABOUT BURNLEY GOAL: "It's always our fault, yeah. Always City's fault." REPORTER: "No, I'm asking you." GUARDIOLA: "I saw the other games. I saw. So, the fault, maybe here now, but all around the world the goal to Claudio Bravo in the goal to Burnley he's fouled. Here and all around the world the rules said that in six yard box that goalkeeper can't be touched. You know he goes here and the striker goes here like this, he's fouled. But I saw against Stekelenburg Everton against Middlesbrough at the beginning of the season and it was the same. It was goal. Okay. But I say many times I have to adapt and I have understand the special rules here in England there is. But it was one leg it was enough so I learn so now it's going to play." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING ABOUT QUOTES TO NBC ABOUT RETIRING: "It might be one of my last teams." REPORTER: "Why do you feel you need to retire?" GUARDIOLA: "Because I decide so." STORY: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he is approaching the end of his coaching career and the process of bidding goodbye has already started. The 45-year-old manager, who replaced Manuel Pellegrini at the start of the season, believes his current stint at City could be one of his last managerial assignments. "I will be at Manchester for the next three seasons, maybe more," Guardiola told NBC. "I will not be on the bench until I am 60 or 65 years old. I feel the process of my goodbye has already started." Guardiola racked up three La Liga trophies and two Champions League wins in four years at Barcelona before moving to Bayern Munich in 2013 where he claimed three consecutive Bundesliga crowns. "I am arriving at the end of my coaching career, of this I am sure," he added. The Spaniard has struggled to make an instant impact at City, who are currently third in the table and trail leaders Chelsea by seven points in the Premier League. After his side's 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday (January 2) Guardiola said there were "special rules" in the UK with regards to strikers having contact with the goalkeeper within the six yard box. "I saw the other games. I saw. So, the fault, maybe here now, but all around the world the goal to Claudio Bravo in the goal to Burnley he's fouled. Here and all around the world the rules said that in six yard box that goalkeeper can't be touched. You know he goes here and the striker goes here like this, he's fouled. But I saw against Stekelenburg Everton against Middlesbrough at the beginning of the season and it was the same. It was goal. Okay. But I say many times I have to adapt and I have understand the special rules here in England there is. But it was one leg it was enough so I learn so now it's going to play," he said. The former Barcelona coach then addressed the retirement quotes by stating, "It (Manchester City) might be one of my last teams."

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Arriving at end of my coaching career, says Guardiola

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 00:59