Guardiola was only five when Hodgson began his managerial career at Swedish club Halmstad.
The Spaniard marvels at how the former England boss has retained his enthusiasm for the game, although Hodgson's wife, Sheila, may not be too pleased at Guardiola's assessment.
"I think when you are training at 72, it must be boring at home," he said.
"Our job is nice. You are working with young people, athletes, in competition. Every game is different. Maybe that's why Roy and the other older managers do it. I am not going to retire next week or next year but I don't think I will still be a manager at that age."