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Pep Guardiola: The six songs that define my life, love, football and family

Pep Guardiola’s wife and daughters were at the Manchester Arena the night of the attack.

From the humble child who played football on empty streets, to the manager who conquered the game, and now the father who escapes the world behind his closed front door with his favourite music.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola chooses the songs that help define the key moments of his life and career in an exclusive interview with Spanish journalist Guillem Balague for BBC Radio 5 live.

Guardiola speaks at length about his upbringing, his family and his special relationship with the people of Manchester, while reflecting on what the future might hold.

He also talks about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena attack.

This is Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before.

‘We were lucky. Many others suffered’

Don’t Look Back in Anger, by Oasis. (1996)

Slip inside the eye of your mind

Don’t you know you might find

A better place to play

I love this song, you cannot imagine how much. It is incredible. It puts me in the best of myself when I listen – it’s a masterpiece. Every time we go out we always sing this song together. I love it.

I like that, after what happened in Manchester at the arena, now it is a song for the people, you know? Like in the video when everyone is in silence and one woman starts to sing the song