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Guardiola praises Hodgson's longevity, doesn't think he'll be coaching at that age

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Published on January 17, 2020 - Duration: 01:29s

Guardiola praises Hodgson's longevity, doesn't think he'll be coaching at that age

Pep Guardiola says Roy Hodgson's longevity in football management is incredible, but doubts he'll still be managing in his 70s.

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Guardiola praises Hodgson's longevity, doesn't think he'll be coaching at that age

SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (JANUARY 17, 2020) ( 1.

MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON ROY HODGSON STILL COACHING AT 72-YEARS-OLD, SAYING: "Yeah it's incredible and doing really well so we cannot forget the position, the situation when he (Roy Hodgson) took over at

Class="kln">Crystal Palace last season or two seasons ago.

When I think he had zero points and everyone considered Crystal Palace relegated and instead of that he made an incredible job, he's doing an incredible job.

And it's a pleasure and honour for me every time we face him.

I have a good relation, so it's nice to see him." 3.

WHITE FLASH 4.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON MANAGING AT ROY HODGSON'S AGE, SAYING: "Yes, if still I like it and I have offers and I have the passion, still enjoying and the people I'm living with on and off the pitch and I'm comfortable, yeah.

I didn't say I'm going to retire the next week or the next year, but I don't think so with this age I will be manager, but I don't know." 5.

WHITE FLASH 6.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON OLDER MANAGERS, SAYING: "Well I think when you are training at 74 it's because you are boring at home.

That must be the reason why.

It's so addictive you know you are with young people, working (with) sports athletes.

So, competition, prove yourself, so, that's why it's nice our job.

Every game is different, the opponents are different, so that's maybe the reason why like Roy (Hodgson) and the other old managers still are in charge and they like is because they do it." STORY:

Class="kln">Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday (January 17) praised Roy Hodgson's longevity in football management, but doubted he himself would still be managing in his 70s.

City host Crystal Palace on Saturday (January 18) and Guardiola described facing Hodgson as a 'pleasure and honour' as they have a 'good' friendship.

(Production: Stefan Haskins)

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