‘He went bald from thinking so much!’ Sergio Aguero jokes that Pep Guardiola has put him off of a potential move into management… because he doesn’t want to lose his hair like the Manchester City boss!
- Sergio Aguero played under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City for half a decade
- They didn’t always see eye to eye, with the striker once being deemed too ‘fat’
- Aguero’s career was tragically cut short at 33 after heart problem was detected
- He joked that being a coach is hard, which is proven by Guardiola losing his hair
Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has joked that he would not pursue a potential career in management because he doesn’t want to lose his hair like his former boss Pep Guardiola.
Aguero was forced to end his career at the age of 33 while playing for Barcelona after discovering heart problems on his first start for the club.
The Argentine striker arrived at the Nou Camp from Man City in 2021 where he enjoyed a ten-year spell, amassing 260 goals for the club.
Sergio Aguero has joked that he would not pursue a career in management because he doesn’t want to lose his hair like his former Man City boss Pep Guardiola
Guardiola was manager of Barceola and Bayern Munich before he made his move to the Etihad in 2016
Aguero was a prominent figure for Argentina during their World Cup success in Qatar – and at one point was even seen joining in a training session before the final against France.
But the 34-year-old has ruled out following former manager Guardiola into management – who he played under at City for half a decade.
Speaking on the streaming service Twitch, Aguero joked: ‘It’s not easy to be a coach… Look at Pep, he went bald from thinking so much.’
Aguero and Guardiola enjoyed much success together at the Etihad but also had moments where they clashed.
In fact, last October the former Atletico Madrid star revealed that Guardiola once left him out because he was overweight.
Guardiola flew to Spain for Aguero’s retirement announcement after the striker ended his career due to heart problems
Speaking about his time in the Premier League on popular TV show El Chirtinguito’s live stream, Aguero said: ”If your ideal weight is 79-80kg and you were 80 kilos and 100 grams you would be fined and you don’t play,
‘But it can happen! You come across a little bit of chicken for example then you are going to be 50 grams over!
But did Guardiola really banish Aguero, who left Man City having scored 184 Premier League goals, to the bench over 100 grams?
‘Well the first season we were between fourth and third and he said 2I left you out because you turned up fat this week”. And what was I going to say? He was right… these things happen.
The Argentine striker has previously revealed that Guardiola deemed him too ‘fat’ to play once
‘He said it in a good way. And at this time I didn’t really have his confidence. But I was always very respectful to the coaches…’
Aguero and Guardiola didn’t appear to see eye-to-eye in the style of play both were looking to adopt on the pitch.
When the Catalan manager first arrived, changing the way Aguero pressed defenders was central to his plans.
‘When I arrived, Guardiola asked me to press the centre backs a lot, and then I didn’t have oxygen to attack,’ he added.
‘I wasn’t used to press but Guardiola taught me the way to do it.’
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