Guardiola: I will coach again if a club seduces me

The outgoing Blaugrana trainer has hinted that he could return to coaching once he is rested and recharged, and feels honoured to receive calls from interested clubs
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has reiterated his desire to take a break from football in order to recharge his batteries, but admitted that he is open to a return if he receives an interesting proposal in future.

The 41-year-old recently announced his decision to quit Barcelona this summer to take a sabbatical from the game after a highly successful four-year stint with the Blaugrana.

Nevertheless, Guardiola's farewell to the game could only be temporary as he is keen to make a return once he is ready.

"I will be pleased to receive calls [from interested clubs], of course, but for the next few months I have to recharge my batteries, recharge my mind," Guardiola told reporters at a press conference.

"I'm going to rest for now and then I will wait. If a club wants me once I've recharged my batteries, and they seduce me, I will coach again."

Guardiola will be in charge of Barcelona for the last time in Friday's Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.