Pogba admits Guardiola admiration

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted he would be interested in working under coach Pep Guardiola, who will depart Bayern München for Manchester City at the end of the current campaign.

The France international is currently one of Europe’s hottest prospects, having been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent times.

However, he could be eyeing a move to Manchester City if his recent comments are anything to go by. Citizens midfielder Yaya Toure is not likely to stay at the Etihad beyond this season, and Pogba has been touted as a perfect replacement for the Ivorian.

“Guardiola has great experience and an immense philosophy of football,” Pogba told Sky Sports Deutschland.

“He is a coach who influences the squad and all the players respect him. You can only admire and try to learn something from him.

“He is an icon of football and I’ve heard he manages to improve every player he has at his disposal.

“I am a Juventus player now, but clearly the possibility of working with him in future could develop.”

The 22-year-old has made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Old Lady this term, bagging five goals and providing seven assists.