'I'm still not that old, let's see' - Guardiola not ruling out future Serie A role despite false Juventus rumours
Guardiola’s current deal at the Etihad Stadium expires in 2021 and there has often been speculation linking him with a new challenge.
He admits that the chance to return to the country and manage in another one of Europe’s major leagues appeals to him, but insists his focus remains with the Premier League champions for now.
“Maybe. Possibly, yes,” he told reporters when asked whether he could see himself managing in Serie A one day. “I had a great time in Italy, though I'm fine in England right now. But maybe. I'm still not that old, let's see."
There had been rumours that Guardiola was ready to quit Italy in order to succeed Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus over the summer.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri eventually took the role, and Guardiola made it clear to reporters that any story linking him with a move to Turin was false.
"You had the wrong information,” he added. “You had to do your job as a journalist better."
Guardiola was speaking after Manchester City’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Atalanta, which saw defender Kyle Walker go in goal and keep a clean sheet after Claudio Bravo had been sent off with 10 minutes remaining.
Bravo himself was a substitute for Ederson, who was forced off at half-time with a muscular injury.
Raheem Sterling gave City a first-half lead at the San Siro only for Mario Pasalic to equalise for Atalanta four minutes into the second half.
Despite being pegged back City are five points clear at the top of Group C and on course for a place in the knockout stages.