A wave in the classroom! Pep Guardiola beats long-time friend Ronald Koeman in a friendly with their sons, while former Barcelona team-mates enjoy some downtime after a busy season
- Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman were in the picture playing golf with their sons
- Manchester City boss and Barca coach were teammates in Nou Camp
- It was Guardiola who won the Dutchman with his son Marius
Pep Guardiola’s son Marius showed he is a chip from the old block when the pair triumphed over Ronald Koeman and his boy in a round of golf.
The Manchester City and Barcelona coaches – who were teammates at the Camp Nou – were able to put football aside while enjoying a game with their sons, and it was the Spaniard who came out on top after switching the field for the waterway.
Guardiola is an avid golfer and often enjoys a few rounds with his son Marius. In 2018, he was invited to play a game with professional Tommy Fleetwood, with the pair developing a close friendship.
Pep Guardiola defeated Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman in a round of golf with their sons
The pair were teammates at Barcelona for five years as part of Johan Cruijff’s successful team
And the former Barca boss clearly took a few tips from the Englishman when he got one about his former Premier League rival Koeman.
The four were in good spirits after the game as they huddled together with their clubs and posed for a photo on the green.
In addition to Marius, 18, Guardiola has two more daughters: Maria, 20, and Valentina, 13, with wife Cristina Serra. The family has previously been seen celebrating Manchester City’s title victories on the Etihad pitch.
Koeman, meanwhile, has two sons – Ronald Jr, who was on court with him against the Guardiolas, and Tim with wife Debbie.
The Manchester City boss previously met Koeman during his time at Everton
Guardiola’s son Marius (L) has been seen celebrating City’s trophy wins on the Etihad pitch
Guardiola is an avid golf enthusiast and played a few rounds with Tommy Fleetwood (R)R in 2018
Their contrast in success on the green was similar on the football pitch – Guardiola finished the season with the Premier League title and the Carabao Cup trophies, while Koeman had to make do with the Copa Del Rey after missing out on the LaLiga crown.
Koeman, who recently survived a review from the club about his future as boss, has faced Guardiola as manager three times since his Everton tenure – drawn twice and lost once.
The pair played five seasons together in Barcelona and were part of Johan Cruijff’s famous team when they won the European Cup and four league titles together.