I want to play under Guardiola: Neymar

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 08:20 hrs

Sao Paulo, Jan 19 (IANS) Brazilian football star Neymar expressed his desire to one day play under recently appointed Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.

Neymar has been heavily linked to Guardiola's former club Barcelona but the 20-year-old reiterated his desire to remain at Brazil's Santos until his contract expires after the 2014 World Cup, reports Xinhua.

"He (Guardiola) is a great coach, one of the best in the world. Yes, I have an ambition to work with him but also with other great coaches," Neymar said during an event in Praia Grande, near Sao Paulo, Friday. "But I am going to repeat that I want to continue with Santos. I am happy here."

Bayern Munich announced Wednesday that Guardiola would take over from Jupp Heynckes as the club's new coach when the 67-year-old's contract expires this summer.

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