Guardiola doesn’t mind moving to Italy

Guardiola doesn’t mind moving to Italy

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola gave journalists food for thought regarding his future in Italy.

The press has long wooed the coach of the Citizens in Italy, asking him about a possible move to Juventus. This spring, when Allegri left, and Sarri had not yet been appointed, Guardiola got angry and replied that he was not going to Juventus and even more so was not going to move to Italy.

After his team took the Premier League and all the internal cups, the coach relaxed a bit and now has a more rational attitude to such an adventurous proposal,

“Why not. It was nice to play there under the management of the magnificent Carlo Mazzone (former coach of Brescia, for which Guardiola played).

I had a great time, and I love this country, but now I feel good in England, this is a great championship. But maybe yes, I'm not that old,” Guardiola said.

Toward the end of the conversation, Guardiola denied that he was negotiating with Juventus, telling reporters that they had better do their job.

If we consider the option of Guardiola moving to Italy in all seriousness, then this would be a breakthrough for Italian football in terms of the novelty of the ideas of tactics. In Serie A, two teams have formed that are fighting for the championship - Inter and Juventus. Both build the game through reliability in defense and pragmatism in attack. Therefore, teams like Napoli, Roma, Lazio and Atalanta will not stand a chance for championship title in the league, where the quality of defense decides everything.

It will be extremely difficult for Guardiola to adapt there with his game of total dominance. But if he manages to reduce the influence of the defensive line on the result, and take it exclusively by attack - this will be a breakthrough for all football on the Apennine peninsula.