Former Barcelona striker, Ronaldinho has said he left Barcelona when Pep Guardiola became the manager of the club in 2008, because he felt his cycle was over at the club.

Ronaldinho said, Guardiola wanted him to stay at Barcelona but he felt it was time for him to move.

Ronaldinho, who was announced as a Barcelona Ambassador this week said “When Pep arrived in 2008 he asked to see me,” Ronaldinho told Mundo Deportivo.

“I met with him and he said he wanted me in the team, to stay [at the club] because he was counting on me. “I appreciated it but I knew that my cycle at Barca had ended and I decided to leave.”

He added: “As well as asking me to stay at the club, I could never have any hard feelings for someone who is like family to me. “I have a really good relationship with Pep due to my relationship with his brother Pere when I was with Nike.”