Guardiola giving university lecture

21 November 2018, 06:09 | Updated: 21 November 2018, 06:11

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's giving a university lecture later - in Liverpool.

He will discuss football, identity, culture and politics as the keynote speaker for the annual Edgar Allison Peers Symposium at the University of Liverpool.

Widely regarded as one of the best coaches ever to have worked in professional football, Pep appears at the invitation of the University’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

A proud Catalan, the former Barcelona player and manager will be joined on stage by University academics to consider new movements and the latest cutting edge research within the discipline of Iberian and Latin American Studies.

The University of Liverpool is the only UK university that supports teaching and research in all the languages of the Iberian Peninsula, and has taught Catalan uninterrupted since the 1930s.

Event organiser and Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Dr Diana Cullell said: “We are delighted to have Pep with us for our renowned annual Peers Symposium.

“We look forward to discussing very varied and interesting topics with him, and we hope that this will be an inspiring and exciting event for all our students, members of staff and the general public.

“The Symposium with Pep will also allow us to showcase the many singularities and strengths of our Department.”

The event is a complete sellout, with around 600 guests expected.