Guardiola claimed on Friday that Pogba was offered to City during the January transfer window


After retiring as a player, Guardiola became coach of Barcelona B, and in 2008 he succeeded Frank Rijkaard as the first-team manager.[9] In his first season as manager, Guardiola guided Barcelona to a treble, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. In doing so, Guardiola became the youngest manager to win the Champions League. The following season, Guardiola led Barcelona to win the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and a second La Liga title. In 2011, after leading Barcelona to another La LigaSupercopa de España and UEFA Champions League, Guardiola was awarded the Catalan Parliament’s Gold Medal, their highest honour.[10] That same year, Guardiola was also named the FIFA World Coach of the Year.[11] In Guardiola’s fourth season, he won the Copa del ReyUEFA Super CupFIFA Club World Cup and the Supercopa de España. On 30 June 2012, Guardiola announced his departure from Barcelona.

After a sabbatical period, Bayern Munich announced on 16 January 2013 that Guardiola would join the club as manager for the 2013–14 season following the retirement of Jupp Heynckes. In his first season at the club, Guardiola won the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. He won seven trophies during his tenure at Bayern, winning the Bundesliga all three seasons he was there, including two domestic doubles.

As a manager, Guardiola has won 23 trophies since the start of his managing career,[12] making him one of the most successful managers in world football. Guardiola also holds the record for the most consecutive league wins in La LigaBundesliga and the Premier League.[nb 1][13] He is considered by a number of players, coaches, and commentators to be one of the best managers in the world.

Paul Pogba look in good spirits as he hung out with France team-mate and good friend Antoine Griezmann on Monday.


The Manchester United midfielder scored twice as his team came back from 2-0 down to beat rivals Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad on Saturday, preventing Pep Guardiola’s side from lifting the title while laying down a marker for next season.

And Pogba was all smiles as he enjoyed a ride in Griezmann’s Rolls Royce while singing along to the song ‘Bella’ by Wolfine.

The 25-year-old took to Instagram to share the fun with his 21.8 million followers with the Atletico Madrid forward happy to show off some of his questionable dance moves.

The video will undoubtedly set tongues wagging with United nearly having signed Griezmann during the summer transfer window.

Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban scuppered the potential transfer after the 27-year-old had admitted at one point that there was a six out of 10 chance that he’d move to Old Trafford.

Griezmann and Pogba interviewed each other on TV channel Canal Plus while on international duty with France last month and both spoke about their friendship.

Griezmann was careful to ensure a slip of the tongue didn’t land him in any hot water after stating he would love to play alongside Pogba every day.

Pogba and Griezmann are close friends from their time together with the France national team

Pogba and Griezmann are close friends from their time together with the France national team

The pair were speaking about their time spent together with Les Bleus when Pogba said: ‘If we could have this every day…’

‘That would be beautiful to play alongside you and win trophies’ responded Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann.

But then he quickly backtracked by saying: ‘But be careful! That doesn’t mean I want to go to Manchester United.’

Pogba and United, out of the Champions League, are not back in action until they host West Brom on Sunday while Griezmann and Atletico will look to seal their place in the Europa League semi-finals against Sporting on Thursday.

Pogba scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to beat Machester City

Pogba scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to beat Machester City

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