Football NewsGuardiola Hints at Manchester City Exit When Contract Expires
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Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach says he will consider becoming an international boss after he leaves Etihad Stadium at the time when his contract expires.

The world-class coach, Pep Guardiola has hinted he is likely to leave Manchester City at the end of his current contract which runs out in 2023 suggesting his next move will be to become an international coach.

The Catalan coach signed a two-year contract extension in November 2020 which means he will have been with Manchester City for seven years, more than any other club during his coaching career.

Previously, Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona for four seasons and Bayern for three but has always maintained that he cannot see himself staying in one job for too long.

He took a one-year sabbatical in New York between Barca and Bayern but moved straight to Manchester from Germany and has enjoyed an unprecedented period of success with three Premier League titles in five years, although the Champions League remains out of his grasp.

And now, he says, “the next step will be a national team, there is a possibility. International football is the next step”.

“I would need a break after seven years at City. I need to stop and look around, learn from other coaches, and I might take that road. I would like to coach a European Championship, a Copa America, a World Cup”.

Asked about the possibility of taking charge of Brazil, Guardiola responded, “they are a fantastic team. I’ve already worked with some of their players and competed against others. A fantastic national team, Brazil is always a strong candidate or the favorites for trophies. Always has been and always will be”.

Moreover, Guardiola has also enjoyed his time in England and the current squad includes several young City players like Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, and John Stones.