Pep Guardiola has invited Claudio Bravo to be part of his coaching staff at Manchester City, according to the goalkeeper himself.

That happened when the Chilean international was still playing for the Premier League side, and was asked by the manager to have a conversation about his future.

The revelation was made in Bravo’s interview with TNT Sports at the weekend, and the quotes are brought by RedGol.

“We came from a tour in the United States. We arrived in England and he calls me at the office and says: ‘I want to talk to you’,” Claudio Bravo told TNT Sports.

“I go up and he asks me the option of being a coach. I said: ‘Do you want to retire me? I intend to play several more years’.

“Then he told me that you have to visualise things for tomorrow: ‘I think you have the potential to be a good coach’.”

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The goalkeeper also talked about his dream of managing the Chilean national team one day.

“I’d love to be a coach and lead the national team. I need a lot of preparation and a long road to be there. I’ve had the experience and the journey, along with the possibility of sharing with great managers and players. I have also achieved success in clubs and national team, so I wonder, why can’t I be there?”

The rest of the conversation didn’t really have a lot about Manchester City, as Claudio Bravo spent most of the time talking about the national team and his plans for his future, as he’d still like to play for his former club Colo Colo once again.

The goalkeeper left Manchester City at the end of his contract last summer and signed for Real Betis, for whom he has 10 appearances so far. He’s been struggling a little with injuries, but when fit he’s their number one choice.