Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says he still hopes to be managed by Pep Guardiola before the end of his playing career.
The Italian international notoriously backed out of a move to join Manchester City in 2018 before deciding to make the switch to Stamford Bridge instead, but he insists he is a huge admirer of Guardiola’s and still wants to work under him:
“I have [this dream]. I don’t know if it will [happen]. But yeah, he’s a reference. When I was a kid, watching his Barcelona [team] win everything with Ronaldinho, Xavi, Iniesta.”
I think it’s safe to say the ship has sailed on Jorginho and Guardiola working together, unless the legendary coach ends up managing a club in Italy at some point.
Jorginho has also said he is keen on moving back to his homeland and, with his contract expiring at the end of next season, he could well go back to Serie A soon.
As for Guardiola, City supporters will be keeping their fingers crossed that the Spaniard does decide to sign a new deal and extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium.