SAO PAULO, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian football starlet Neymar expressed Friday a desire to one day play under recently appointed Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.
Neymar has been heavily linked to Guardiola's former club Barcelona but the 20-year-old reiterated his desire to remain at Brazil's Santos until his contract expires after the 2014 World Cup, Brazil's Uol reported.
"He (Guardiola) is a great coach, one of the best in the world. Yes, I have an ambition to work with him but also with other great coaches," Neymar said during an event in Praia Grande, near Sao Paulo, on Friday. "But I am going to repeat that I want to continue with Santos. I am happy here."
Bayern Munich announced on Wednesday that Guardiola would take over from Jupp Heynckes as the club's new coach when the 67-year- old's contract expires this summer.