Pep Guardiola has stated that when his contract with Manchester City expires at the conclusion of next season, he intends to leave the club and pursue chances on the international stage.




Guardiola has been in command of the Etihad Stadium since July 2016, and is now in the penultimate year of his contract.

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After taking over from Manuel Pellegrini, the former Barcelona manager has led the Citizens to three Premier League crowns, four EFL Cups, and the FA Cup during his time in charge.


The 50-year-old stated that he has no plans to continue with the club and is looking for a position with a national team.


I believe I will have to leave this team after seven years, “At an XP Investimentos event, he remarked.

“I’m going to have to take a pause and look through what we’ve accomplished so far.

“In the meanwhile, I’d like to manage a national team — South American, European, Copa America; I’d like to have that experience.”

Guardiola, on the other hand, downplayed his chances of succeeding Tite as Brazil’s head coach.

The City manager believes the current crop of Brazilian stars are being unfairly judged in comparison to their forefathers, but he believes they will be among the favorites in next year’s World Cup in Qatar.


He went on to say, “Current teams will always lose to history.” “If you compare this Brazil to Pele’s, to the 1994 [World] champions, the current Brazil will always lose.”

“However, if you ask me how I feel about Tite’s team, I would say excellent. Some are my players, while others are competitors’, but they’re all amazing.

“When you compare them to previous teams, the previous teams usually win since they don’t play any longer.” But Brazil has always been and always will be a favorite – in the Copa America, in the World Cup; it’s part of their tradition.

“I believe the Brazilian national team’s coach will always be a Brazilian; I don’t see foreigners coaching teams like Brazil.”