Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta is reportedly keen on bringing Pep Guardiola back to his roots should he be reelected next year.
Laporta and Guardiola worked together for two years before the former departed the club in 2010 with Guardiola leaving for Bayern Munich two years later.
Speaking to TV3, Laporta outlined his vision should he find himself in his previous role.
“I’m working to introduce myself as a presidential candidate, I’ve been president before and I’m excited to be back. The situation in 2021 will be dramatic and we’ll have to reverse it. I’m working with people I trust.
“I would very much like Guardiola to come back, but now he is at City and it is a decision that Pep should take. He is a benchmark for Barcelona and many Catalans would like him to train Barca again.
“At the right time, I will speak to the person we think should be Barca coach from 2021.”
Laporta was the one that hired Guardiola, paving the way for arguably Barcelona’s most dominant period which saw them win three La Liga titles, two Copa Del Rey trophies, three Spanish Super Cups, Two Champions League’s, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Club titles under Pep.
Guardiola has since replicated similar success at both Bayern Munich and Manchester City although he is yet to win a Champions League with the Citizens.
With City facing a potential Champions League ban, the timing could well be right for Guardiola to make a move, and Barcelona will be desperate to bring him home when he does.