Messi asked Guardiola to consider a return to “Barcelona”

Forward of “Barcelona” Lionel Messi wants ex-mentor Catalans Josep Guardiola, who now works with the “Manchester City”, considered returning to “Camp Nou”.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
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After the defeat of the “PSG” in the first match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League (0: 4) in the press talking about that mentor “Barcelona” Luis Enrique could leave the team at the end of the season. At the same time there is a fear that his example will be followed and Lionel Messi if Guardiola will not accept the command. Argentinian insists that Enrique has created a split in the team and can correct the situation except that Guardiola.

As the new coach of the Catalans considered candidates Ernesto Valverde, who has done an impressive job with the “Athletics” and spent two years in the “Barca” as a player, as well as Ronald Koeman, who runs the “Everton”.

However, Messi, who leads the negotiations with the management of a new contract, insists that Guardiola should lead the team.

Josep Guardiola has worked with the first “Barcelona” team from 2008 to 2012. With him Barça have won three league titles, two Spanish Super Cup and, twice Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.

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