Valenti Guardiola, the father of Manchester City head manager Pep Guardiola, spoke with Radio Villa Trinidad about his son after Man City advanced to the Champions League final this season.
After defeating Paris Saint-Germain over two legs, City will face Chelsea in Istanbul, with Chelsea defeating Real Madrid in the other semi-final.
Valenti discussed a variety of subjects, including whether or not he would like to see his son coaching
in the future. Pep has also stated that he is interested in coaching a national team but has never stated whether it will be Spain or another country such as Brazil. It's a complex situation for a proud Catalan.
Valenti responded in comments carried byDiario AS
when asked whether he'd like to see his son coach Spain.
"I'm no one to say what he should do, because he's about to turn 50 and knows what's good for him to do and what's not. But yes, I can tell you that I don't want him to lead the Spanish national team, I don't think so. To return to Barcelona as a coach or a person in an advisory position I wouldn't rule out, but not to Spain."
Guardiola was a Spanish international who appeared in nearly 50 games for his country. Guardiola coached Barcelona B for a season before taking over as the first team manager for an outstanding four-year period. Since then, he's spent three years with
in Germany and has been in charge of Cityzens in England since 2016.