Alexander Zverev Offers a Coaching Gig to Man City’s Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City in 2018
Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City in 2018. Photo by Ryan Browne/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9569618co)

After ousting Cameron Norrie in straight sets in the third round at 2024 Wimbledon, world’s No. 4 Alexander Zverev decided to use his post-game conference to offer a coaching gig to Manchester City’s head coach Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola was in attendance for the match among other high-profile sports personalities, something Zverev said made him nervous.

“For me and for all tennis players, it’s an honor to play on this beautiful Centre Court and in front of the Royal Box, we had so many sporting legends today,” Zverev said. “For me Pep Guardiola — when I saw Pep I got so nervous for a few games.”

Zverev, who hails from Germany and is a big fan of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, then tried to court Guardiola to coach his favorite team or at least consider becoming his personal coach. Guardiola previously coached Bayern between 2013 and 2016, winning three straight domestic titles.

“Thanks a lot for coming, it’s a privilege to play. Last thing — Bayern Munich needs a coach. If you’re tired of football you can coach me on a tennis court any time,” he added.

While Guardiola thinks about his offer, Zverev will focus on his fourth-round match against American Taylor Fritz. If he beats Fritz, he will advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time in his career.

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