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Barcelona coach Koeman: I called Pep after he penned Man City contract

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has congratulated Pep Guardiola on his new deal with Manchester City.

Guardiola penned terms to 2023 yesterday to end talk of a return to Barca.

Koeman said: "I am happy with the renewal of Guardiola's contract with City.

"It is important that Pep can work at City because he is important as a coach and he is a reference for all coaches.

"On Thursday I spoke with him to congratulate him and if he is happy I am happy. It's good news that he continues to train at City."

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