Pep Guardiola confirms he will LEAVE Manchester City at the end of 2022-23

Pep Guardiola reveals he will LEAVE Manchester City at the end of next season in 2023, as the Spaniard discusses plans to transition to international management after seven years in the Premier League

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he will leave Manchester City on the expiry of his current contract and that his next role in international football will be in bombshell news for the Premier League champions.

The 50-year-old Spaniard has been in charge of the Etihad since 2016, winning the Premier League three times, while there are hopes he can end the club’s wait for a Champions League triumph.

And Guardiola has talked about his plans to leave City after the signing of his contract, which expires at the end of the 2022-2023 season, which would lead the English club for seven years.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will leave Manchester City at the end of his contract

Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will leave Manchester City at the end of his contract

The 50-year-old said he would be ‘taking a break’ from football at that stage, with a move to international management at stake.

‘A national team, yes. The next step will be a national team, if possible. A national team is the next step,” he said at an XP Investimentos event, as reported by Globe on Wednesday.

“I have to take a break after seven years (at City). I need to stop and watch, learn from other coaches and maybe go down that road.

‘I would like to train for a European Championship, a Copa America, a World Cup’

Guardiola had taken a 12-month hiatus after leaving Barcelona in 2012, after a wildly successful four years at the Camp Nou. He then joined Bayern Munich in 2013.

He has long been a target of City’s and the Premier League champions finally landed their man five years ago. Guardiola won three league titles, the FA Cup and four consecutive Carabao Cups during his stay in the North West.

All Guardiola has to do to win with City is the Champions League after losing the final in Porto to Chelsea last season.

More to follow.

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