The pair are close from Guardiola's time with the Serie B club.
âGuardiola had already told me he would take a year out,â Corioni told TMW.
âPep is a very intelligent man and had understood after four years he had no more motivation, so winning wouldnât have made a difference. He seemed thoroughly relaxed and normal.
âAt this moment it is very likely he will stay out for a year and not work for a big club. I think heâd prefer to train a national team instead.
âPep had already hinted he had decided not to train any more, while his assistant manager still had a Barcelona contract and could therefore be his replacement. BarÃ§a look for an internal solution.
âI donât think itâll be a huge problem for Barcelona, as the players are there. Pep made them play the best football and I donât think anyone can do better at BarÃ§a. Poetry and sentiment are important, but so are the results.â