Champions League

Guardiola turns down Barcelona's offer

2015-05-23 07:35
Pep Guardiola (AFP)

Berlin - Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has turned down an invite from Barcelona to travel to Berlin to see his former side play Juventus in the Champions League final.

"No, no, no, I will stay here," he said on Friday in Munich when asked about his personal invite from Barcelona for the June 6 final in Germany's capital.

The 44-year-old steered Barcelona to the 2009 and 2011 Champions League titles during his four-year reign as head coach.

Barcelona are on course to win the treble under new coach Luis Enrique having already won the Spanish league for the 23rd time.

Barca will play Bilbao at home in the Spanish Cup final on May 30 and could seal the treble a week later in the Champions League final at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Guardiola's Bayern will be crowned German league champions on Saturday for the 25th time following their home match against Mainz at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern were beaten 5-3 on aggregate by Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals having lost the first-leg 3-0 at the Camp Nou but won the return 3-2 in Munich.

Having won 14 titles in four years at Barcelona, Guardiola has won five in his two seasons in Munich with a year left on his current contract.

 

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