Rosell: Guardiola can return to Barcelona whenever he wants

The Blaugrana supremo says the door will always be open for the 41-year-old to return to the club in the future after he oversaw his last game at Camp Nou on Saturday

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has revealed that outgoing coach Pep Guardiola can return to Camp Nou any time he chooses, following Saturday's 4-0 win against Espanyol in La Liga.

The former midfielder will leave the Catalans at the end of the season, with assistant boss Tito Vilanova waiting in the wings as his replacement.

However, Rosell admits he was taken aback by the fans' display of affection towards Guardiola in the aftermath of the victory over their city rivals, and insists the door will always remain open for the trainer.

"No one left before the end of the game," Rosell said after the match. "Camp Nou has said tonight loud and clear: 'We love you, Pep'.

"Pep can return when he wants."