Pep Guardiola revealed over the weekend that he was close to becoming a Manchester City player back in 2005.
The Former Barca and Bayern Munich coach disclosed - he nearly joined the Citizens - in an interview with City fan and Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher.
Guardiola said as mancity.com quoted: "I have to say something - Stuart Pearce was right. Definitely.
"I came here at 33-34 years old and in that time as a football player I was definitely a disaster. It was so intelligent not to pick me up.
"My dream in that time was to play in the Premier League. He offered me one half year - not a complete season. I had to wonder about family, I can not live without them and in the end we didn't decide [to sign]."