Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed his club manager Pep Guardiola had shown a strong interest in managing the Argentina national team.
The two are instead working together in the Premier League, where the former Barcelona manager has made a great impression so far in City's six wins from a possible seven matches.Aguero has made a fantastic start to life under Guardiola's new vision for City, with the former Atletico Madrid star scoring 11 goals in competitions in the six matches he has played.
But the 28-year-old has revealed their paths could have met sooner had the former Bayern Munich boss been contacted about the vacant head coach position for Argentina last year.
"He is an amazing guy," Aguero toldTyC Sports. "There is a reason he did as well as he did in Bayern and won everything. He is a winner.
"Do you remember there was talk about the national team a while ago? [Guardiola] told me: 'You guys didn't call me. I would love to coach you.'"
Aguero also shed light on how his role as a striker differs under Guardiola at City compared to what ex-Argentina boss Tata Martino wanted from him.
He [Guardiola] wants me right as a nine, but then he gives me more freedom too. He asks me to move all around the attack,� he told Ole.
On the other hand, Tata (Martino, ex-Argentina boss) wanted me between the two defenders, to create more space for Leo (Messi), Fideo (Di Maria) or Pastore or Banega. Pep is different.
"Pep is very picky about everything. It's good. The good thing is that I'm getting used to him and automatically going straight in to pressing the centre-backs."