Bayern's Pep Guardiola explains his resignation from Barcelona

Same team, same opponent, same journalists and same games had Pep Guardiola bored after four years at Barcelona.

updated: July 11, 2013 20:47 IST
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Riva del Garda, Italy: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola finally shed some light on his resignation at Barcelona on Thursday -- and confirmed he hoped to raid his old club for midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

Guardiola, 42, quit as head coach at Barca after winning 14 titles during his four-year reign at the Camp Nou between 2008 and 2012.

"After four years the desire was gone in Barcelona," Guardiola said at Bayern's training camp in northern Italy.

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