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“He will stay there [at Barca], that’s my wish,” said the City boss.
Guardiola left Barca for Bayern Munich having become their most successful manager, with 14 trophies in four seasons.
He went on to win three successive league titles in Germany and has won the Premier League for the last two seasons with City, although this term they trail Liverpool by 22 points with only 13 games remaining.
Messi, who has won the Ballon d’Or player award six times, 10 league titles and four Champions Leagues, is under contract until 2021.
But he spoke out this week against Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal after the Frenchman accused players of not working hard under former coach Ernesto Valverde.
Barca are three points behind leaders Real Madrid in La Liga but Guardiola would not be drawn on the apparent unrest between Lionel Messi and Abidal – both former players of his – adding: “I’m not going to talk about players for other clubs.
“I think he will finish his career there.”
Source: BBC SPORT