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Man City boss Guardiola keen to help England World Cup preparation

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is happy to help Gareth Southgate prepare for England's World Cup campaign.

Guardiola insisted any co-operation could also help him, as he has always been a believer in studying methods from other coaches.

"Of course I'm able to speak with them, no problem," said the City manager. "They don't know it but I will learn from them as well. I'm pretty sure of that.

"When this happens I try to be smart to take something from them as we can always learn. That is why I'm here in England and why I went to Germany — to learn a different perspective of ways.

"I was a young manager and travelled around the world to be with other managers to explain to me the secrets or how they think or what they believe.

"It was a gift to speak to other managers who opened the doors and explained what they believe in, the profession, the locker rooms, the tactics, whatever."

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