Why I can never coach Man Utd – Guardiola
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has stressed that he will never manage Manchester United, even if it is the only job he was offered, and that solely down to the intense rivalry between the two heavyweight clubs.
The Spaniard – who was mooted for the Old Trafford job in the past – said he would rather go and play golf on a tropical island than take over at the red side of Manchester.
“After training City I won’t train United,” the tactician considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time said.
“It is like I would never train Madrid. Definitely not. I’d be in the Maldives if I don’t have any offers. Maybe not the Maldives because it doesn’t have any golf courses.”
United and City clash in the derby on weekday in the Football League Cup Semi-Final first leg.
Although, there is a notable gap between the two British giants in the English Premier League (EPL), they’d go into Tuesday’s game feeling confident of progressing to the final.
In their last meeting this season, Manchester United somewhat surprisingly came out tops at the Etihad.
This is the first time the sides have met over a two-legged tie since the 2010 League Cup semi-final, when United overturned a 2-1 loss away from home and defeated Roberto Mancini’s City team 3-1 at Old Trafford to secure progress to the final.