Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given an exclusive interview to BBC Radio 5 Live in which he talks about his special relationship with Manchester and the night his wife and daughter were caught up in the Arena terror attack.

He talks in depth about his childhood, his family, his favourite music, and his admiration for Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff.

Speaking to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, Guardiola discusses his time in Barcelona, New York and Munich and his life now in Manchester. He praises his team at Manchester City and talks about how Manchester United fans treat him when he meets them.

He also recalls having dinner with Sir Alex Ferguson and how glad he is that he is returning to full health.

He selects his favourite music and the songs that have special meaning for him, including the Oasis anthemDon’t Look Back in Anger and Elton John’s Your Song.

Guardiola also pays tribute to his wife Cris who he describes as “an incredible woman”. 

He recalls the night she and their daughter were caught up in the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, and how he raced to the Arena to find them. 

He also reveals that she has to approve of a location before he will consider moving his family there – otherwise he will not go.


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