Ex-Barcelona president Laporta: Guardiola ready for coaching return

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta expects Pep Guardiola to return to the dugout in 2013. Laporta is still close to Guardiola.

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta expects Pep Guardiola to return to the dugout in 2013.

Laporta is still close to Guardiola.

"I think Pep will return as coach next year. He has a great personality, very clear ideas and he is very intelligent,” he told Expressen.

“I have the honour of having good relations with him and, for me, he is the best coach in the world.

“All the big clubs would have Guardiola as coach. What would it take to convince him? He likes to create.

“There will be many reasons influencing his choice, he would analyse them all. I think he wants to have the power to decide on all sporting matters and must be comfortable working there.

“Paris? It is not obvious how they would convince Guardiola to coach there. I do not know if Paris Saint-Germain have the adequate structure for him."

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