Pep Guardiola hopes to finish career with Barcelona youth teams

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Guardiola crowned Premier League Manager of the Year Guardiola signs two-year contract extension at Manchester City

De Bruyne, once of Chelsea, is considered one of the world's elite midfielders and signed a six-year deal at City in January.

'My teams are going to try to play how I want, ' he said to Jorge Valdano on Universo Valdano.

"Marcelo Bielsa told me that Kevin is his favourite player".

"The other day, I met his parents and you often understand how the children are when you know the parents".

De Bruyne was a key player in City's record-breaking run to the Premier League title last season, pitching in with 12 goals along the way.

City are without the Belgium global due to a knee injury that is set to rule De Bruyne out of action until November. The clause is €250million.

Joe Hart says he respected Pep Guardiola's honesty when he dropped him from the Manchester City team, but feels criticism of his playing style overlooks "what actually counts". "I'm sorry, he is not for sale".

And the 47-year-old confirmed he also has ambitions to try his hand at global management should the chance arise.

Earlier, had reported how players of Premier League champions Manchester City were banned by their coach Pep Guardiola from using their mobile phones in all working spaces in training.

This summer, former Barcelona midfielder Guardiola ruled out a return to coach the Barca first team.

"Yes, I've renewed. I'm really happy there", he added. "I'm at the club that interests me".

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