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."