Guardiola: I don't want to be Barcelona president... Pique can do it

Fabio Capello had suggested that the current Manchester City boss was thinking about retirement because he wants to return to his former club

Pep Guardiola has refuted suggestions by Fabio Capello that he is considering retirement because he has one eye on becoming Barcelona president.

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Capello said recently that Guardiola "was thinking about being Barcelona president" in light of comments by the City boss that he was already planning his retirement from football coaching.

But speaking at his press conference on Thursday, Guardiola not only pointed out that he has no plans to retire any time soon, he flat-out denied that he wants to return to Camp Nou as president.

"I was lucky to be trained by Fabio Capello and I want to tell him I will never be president of FC Barcelona. There is already Gerard Pique to do that."

Guardiola, who represented Barca as a player and coach and is still idolised in Catalunya, has already said this season that he would vote for Pique if he were to ever run for presidency.