Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has revealed that he rejected the offer to become Roberto Mancini’s assistant coach at Inter.
The Spaniard, who only retired in 2014, has conceded that he is still in the process of learning to live his life post-football, and that he also turned down the chance of becoming sporting director at his native Barcelona.
“The offer I received from Mancini came as a big surprise,” said Puyol to El Pais. “However, even with my decision to stay here, it still filled me lots of pride.
“When I gave I up playing, I was searching for some kind of tranquility and I knew that I didn’t want to