It has been reported that in 2023 Manchester City has no intention to lose Pep Guardiola, although he does want to take a break after he does leave. Pep’s contract is set to expire in 2023 but he has clarified that he has not decided to leave the Premier League Champions.
However, he has also stated that he will “take a break” when his time at the club is up. Guardiola appeared to declare that the next two years would be his last at the Etihad Stadium when speaking at an XP Investimentos event this week. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has formulated a wish to coach a national team.
“After seven years at this team, I think I’m going to have to stop,” he said for the official club website. “I’m going to have to take a break, see what we’ve done, and review inspirations. And in the process, I would like to coach a national team – South American, European, playing a Copa America; I want to have that experience.”
In a media conference ahead of City’s Premier League clash with Arsenal, Guardiola insisted he is not definitively settled on leaving in two years’ time. “I’m not thinking to leave after two years. I can leave in two months if the results are not good, I can leave in three months as I can leave in five years,” said Guardiola.
“What I said in my Zoom connection with the businesses, is after my period at Man City I will take a break, that’s for sure. It can be in one month, two years, in three years, four years or five years. Right now I don’t have reasons to leave, and in two years I am not thinking I will leave Manchester City. I’m more than committed.
“My commitment is to be better and be better. Especially play better. I am going to try. That’s for sure. When I am finished, I will take a rest for a little bit because almost 12, 13 years without much of a stop. After that, maybe a new team after the break, or will be a national team if someone wants me. But I did not say in two years I will finish my period in Manchester City.”
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