Pep Guardiola wanted by Barcelona presidential candidate

Presidential candidate Victor Font keen to restore the glory days at FC Barcelona.

Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned as the 40th president of Barcelona on 27 October 2020.

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font believes bringing in Pep Guardiola would persuade Lionel Messi to stay with the Catalan giants.

Guardiola’s contract with Manchester City expires next summer and luring their old boss back to Camp Nou would help the club restore their glory days.


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“Most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club, like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol,” Font told Sky Sports News.

“They are all legends that love Barcelona but do not work for Barca today – we need to bring them back to ensure we will have a very competitive project.

“The only thing Messi needs is to know he is part of a competitive project that aspires to win the next Champions League.

“We have no doubt that if we basically have the honour to take the helm of FC Barcelona we will be able to achieve that (Messi staying).”

He further added: “Replacing the best generation the world of football has ever seen, which I believe we have had over the last decade, is a big challenge.

“It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation.”


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