Pep Guardiola denied Thursday that the Argentine Football Association (AFA) had contacted him at any time to be the coach of the albiceleste.
” I’m a little disappointed, they can not say that, that the president of the AFA has contacted Pep but they could not hire me for my salary ,” Guardiola said at a press conference.
” Nobody has contacted me, I also have a contract with this club and I’m going to fulfill it until the end, ” he said.
” Nor is it correct to say that my salary was the reason for not hiring me because they do not know it, ” he added.
Guardiola believes that ” the Argentina coach has to be an Argentine “. ” There are many (Argentine coaches) and really very good, so I’m not going to train Argentina, ” he added.
Guardiola was in the orbit of the AFA to lead the selection Albiceleste, but the members of the entity never thought it would cost so much to hire him, said on Tuesday President Claudio Tapia.
“We made inquiries, we were willing to make an effort, we did an analysis, but we never thought it was that much (money) We tried to talk, but hey, it was there, very difficult, fat wallet ,” Tapia told TyC Sports .
The president of the AFA confirmed the veracity of press releases that gave an account of the contacts to hire the coach of Manchester City.
” Something we found out, yes, yes, we found out, we really found out, there was a very big impossibility, we found out, you have to have good (economic) support, it’s a lot, we have to mortgage everything and I do not know if we put together “he added between laughs.
On the same subject Tapia gave that until now only consulted directly with the environment of Guardiola.