The pair are close from Guardiola's time with the Serie B club.
â€śGuardiola had already told me he would take a year out,â€ť Corioni told TMW.
â€śPep is a very intelligent man and had understood after four years he had no more motivation, so winning wouldnâ€™t have made a difference. He seemed thoroughly relaxed and normal.
â€śAt this moment it is very likely he will stay out for a year and not work for a big club. I think heâ€™d prefer to train a national team instead.
â€śPep 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. BarĂ§a look for an internal solution.
â€śI donâ€™t think itâ€™ll be a huge problem for Barcelona, as the players are there. Pep made them play the best football and I donâ€™t think anyone can do better at BarĂ§a. Poetry and sentiment are important, but so are the results.â€ť