- Pep Guardiola might return to Spain this summer according to Brazil legend Rivaldo
- The Spaniard moved to England in 2016 after signing a three year deal with Manchester City
- Guardiola however extended his stay at the club until 2021 and then led them to second straight Premier League title
Former Barcelona attacker Rivaldo believes Manchester City Pep Guardiola could return to Spain this summer after his Premier League triumph.
The Spaniard became the third manager in the history of EPL to win the title back to back after legendary Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.
Guardiola ended speculation of a move away from the Etihad Stadium, after extending his stay at the club until the summer of 2021.
Earlier this year, the former Blaugrana boss distanced himself from a potential switch to Juventus, while also adding that he hopes to stay in Manchester for many years to come.
But Rivaldo believes his old friend would consider a move back to his home country and reunite with his family according to Goal.com.
"Manchester City have changed for the better since Pep Guardiola's arrival and winning two consecutive titles in such a competitive league means he is now a key part of the club's history," the Ballon d'Or winner told Betfair.
"It was difficult this season with Liverpool taking it to the wire, so the City players and staff must be congratulated for their achievements as nothing came easy for them.
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"When I played with Pep, he used to say in the dressing room that he would become a manager in the future, but I never thought he could become this good and have such success at every club he worked at.
"Pep always showed ambition to become manager and I can only be happy about how things are working out for him, as he is one of the best managers in the world without a doubt.
"Furthermore, he has a special way of interacting with his players, showing the great human being that he is, and all the players seem to have a good impression of him.
"Of course, when you perform well it's normal that other top clubs become interested in your services.
"I believe Pep will have other opportunities and new projects to think about this summer and, despite his apparent satisfaction at the Etihad, perhaps a good proposal from a Spanish club could interest him.
"I'm saying this because Pep doesn't like to be away from his family and friends and really enjoys the time spent with them, so a possible return to Spain would be helpful.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the 2018-19 season.
The Citizens emerged victorious following their 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on last match day.
A goal each from Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez cancelled out Glenn Murray's early goal to emerge winners this term.
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