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Guardiola ready to be seduced

25 May 2012 10:46:51

Guardiola ready to be seduced

Departing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has hinted he could be seduced into making an earlier than expected return from his sabbatical.

The 41-year-old announced his intention to take a break from the game following the Catalan club's Champions league semi-final defeat to Chelsea last month.

But several clubs have since voiced an interest in acquiring Guardiola's services, and he told a press conference: "I will be pleased to receive their calls of course. But for the next months I have to charge my batteries and charge my mind. I will wait. I am going to rest and I will wait. I will be ready once a club wants me, if they seduce me I will train again."

Guardiola has won 13 trophies since taking over at the Nou Camp, including three league titles, two Champions Leagues and a Copa del Rey.

He can add to that at the Vicente Calderon in Firday night's Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao, the same opposition and tournament he won his first title against in 2009, and sign off in style.

"I've got the feeling we are very well prepared for this final," Guardiola said.

"A final is always there to be won."


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