Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola: I Will Not Be Managing Neymar Soon

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola: I Will Not Be Managing Neymar Soon

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CITY boss Pep Guardiola doesn't see himself managing Neymar any time soon.

The Brazil star got Blues fans excited last month when he reiterated his desire to play under the the Catalan boss.

"I've always wanted to work with Guardiola," Neymar told ESPN Brazil in May. "He's different.

"I arrived in Barcelona a year after he left. I really want to work with him."

However, it doesn't sound like Neymar's wish will come true this summer judging by Guardiola's comments.

"I'm not going to go to Paris Saint-Germain and he will not go to Manchester," Guardiola said, speaking at a golf tournament in Catalonia.

"Will Neymar go to Madrid? I've seen the rumours but I don't know, I don't know.

"What I know is that leaving Paris is not easy because PSG are PSG. But in football, we know that anything is possible."

Guardiola also offered his opinion on Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid resignation after the Frenchman announced he was stepping down last week. …

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