Man City boss reveals he nearly signed for the club

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"Could be", he said, with a grin, underlining his relaxed mood at Manchester City's Cityzen Weekend, where he was presented to close to 6,000 fans. Maybe it was not the right moment and at the end we chose to stay and renew my contract, to extend for one more year.

"One of my dreams was to play here as a footballer".

Guardiola appeared to be instructing his players on how to play the ball out from the back - and how to press the opposition to prevent them from doing the same.

The pair went their separate ways, however, when Mourinho left Madrid and Guardiola left Barcelona and nobody knew when they would, or if they would ever cross paths again.

He and the fans know that.

Manchester City have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals Manchester United ... they already have a FULL TEAM hard at work in training. At the end, we will see what is our level to achieve our prizes, our titles. "We know that if we are in the final of the Champions League five years in a row, one year we will win it". I can not do it alone so I need the players, the staff and we need our fans, without that it is impossible.

However, the new boss warned City supporters to be patient and allow him time to learn about his new players and their abilities.

Guardiola won two Champions League trophies, three La Liga titles and two King's Cup crowns as Barcelona coach before two domestic doubles followed at Bayern Munich.

Guardiola was officially unveiled as City's new manager on Sunday, and he told former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher in an interview on the club's website of how he was keen to defy any preconceptions that his patient approach would not be suited to the hustle and bustle of the Premier League.

Manchester City have signed Oleksandr Zinchenko, the Ukraine worldwide, from FC Ufa. "The opportunity to join Pep and his team was unbelievable for me and I am incredibly excited for the future".

Arteta began his career at Spanish giants Barcelona and had spells at Paris Saint-Germain, Rangers and Real Sociedad before moving to Everton in 2005, and Arsenal in 2011. The pair have become midfield greats and Gundogan said: "Yes definitely I want to be like that".

The duo won 2011 Federation Internationale de Football Association best player and coach of the year after leading Barcelona to treble.

"Even the players who don't like him [rate him] and the best example is Ibrahimovic", Manchester City's new £21m signing from Borussia Dortmund says.