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I want to play under Guardiola: Neymar

Last Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 13:52

Sao Paulo: Brazilian football star Neymar expressed his desire to one day play under recently appointed Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.

Neymar has been heavily linked to Guardiola`s former club Barcelona but the 20-year-old reiterated his desire to remain at Brazil`s Santos until his contract expires after the 2014 World Cup, reports Xinhua.

"He (Guardiola) is a great coach, one of the best in the world. Yes, I have an ambition to work with him but also with other great coaches," Neymar said during an event in Praia Grande, near Sao Paulo, Friday. "But I am going to repeat that I want to continue with Santos. I am happy here."

Bayern Munich announced Wednesday that Guardiola would take over from Jupp Heynckes as the club`s new coach when the 67-year-old`s contract expires this summer.


First Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 13:52

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