The successful coach's Italian mentor has further fuelled speculation that Pep is on his way to Serie A by saying that his former pupil will end up in Italy's fashion capitalCarlo Mazzone believes that former Barcelona trainer Pep Guardiola will be in charge of either AC Milan or Inter in the 2013-14 campaign.
Guardiola is currently enjoying a one-year sabbatical after leaving Barca at the end of last season, and the 41-year-old has been linked with a number of English and Italian clubs in the past few months.
Nevertheless, Mazzone, who was Guardiola's coach during the his spell at Brescia, has little doubts about where the Spaniard's future lies and believes he is on his way to Serie A.
"Next year Pep could work in Milan. For Inter or Milan? That I don't know," Mazzone told Il Subsidiario.
"Pep called me on the phone and told me he was coming to see me soon. I asked him if his visit would be as a tourist or as a coach of an Italian team and he told me both."
Mazzone's comments come hardly a month after former Barcelona attacker Bojan Krkic claimed that Guardiola has set his sights on the AC Milan job.