The Brazilian frontman arrived at Barcelona one year after Guardiola had departed the club, but has often praised the Spanish coach at differing points across recent seasons.
Speaking from Brazil's training camp ahead of the World Cup in Russia, the PSG striker has moved to state that he would one day like to play in a Guardiola side.
"I have always wanted to work with Guardiola," Neymar told reporters while on international duty.
"He's different. I arrived [at Barca] a year after he left. I'd love to work with him."
Neymar became the world's most expensive player last summer when he joined PSG from Barcelona in a deal thought to be worth at least £200m.