Manchester City’s star striker Sergio Aguero has dropped a big hint that he wants to work with Pep Guardiola.
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Aguero, 27, has won a Premier League title and League Cup trophy under Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium, but while away with Argentina in South America for CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the pint-sized striker has admitted he would “like to be coached” by Pep Guardiola in the future.
Current Bayern Munich boss Guardiola has long been linked with the managerial position at City, and with his current deal with the German giants running out at the end of this season, rumors are rife that Guardiola could arrive in the Premier League to replace Pellegrini next summer.
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The Daily Mirror in the UK have the following quotes from Aguero, who injured himself his hamstring on international duty on Thursday and is due out for up to a month in a massive blow for the Citizen.
“I would like to be coached by him [Guardiola] in the future because he is a great coach,” Aguero said. “But today I’m so happy with Manuel Pellegrini.”
Last week Aguero — who has scored eight goals in 11 games for City this season, including a magnificent five-goal haul against Newcastle United last week — told an Argentine radio station that he admires Guardiola but once again said he’s happy with Pellegrini.
“It has been talked about a lot. I don’t know him, but he’s a great manager and it’s wonderful to have the best managers train you,” Aguero added. “I’m very good with Manuel Pellegrini, we talk a lot. I’m happy in the team and with him, but the club will be the one who chooses who comes in.”
It’s likely Pellegrini will be on the way out if City continue to stumble in the UEFA Champions League and fail to win the PL title this season and Aguero staying fit, as well as other key players like Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure, is key to their success.
If this season doesn’t prove to be successful for City, Aguero may just get his wish to work for Guardiola as the Spanish coach continues to rile many people at Bayern and despite delivering total dominance of the Bundesliga, only a Champions League trophy this year will truly justify his hiring at the Allianz Arena.