Girona manager Michel has admitted he wants to take on Liverpool in the Champions League next season, but completely avoid Manchester City if possible.

The Spanish boss has been speaking to Cadena SER about his plans for next season after Girona secured their place in the Champions League next season.

His side currently sit second in La Liga after a superb campaign in which they have surpassed all expectations and at points challenged for the title with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Their title challenge eventually fell away as Madrid pushed out in front but qualifying for the Champions League remains a superb achievement for a side who finished 10th last season and 39 points behind Barcelona.

It’s an exciting time for the club, who will be playing in the Champions League for the first time in their history when they enter the competition next season.

They’ll be among the lowest ranked teams in the competition as a result, but it seems Michel has no problem about facing some of the big teams if required.

He does have some limits, though, admitting he would prefer to stay clear of Manchester City and instead take on Liverpool.

“I would like to go to Liverpool because in Vallecas we have always sung Rayo-Liverpool,” he said.

“But any team you are talking about at the level European, from Bayern to Juve, are teams that I have seen on TV every Wednesday and makes me excited.

“I would not like Manchester City to be our rival because we have some connection and apart from that, I do not want to suffer.”