Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he will likely leave the Premier League when his contract expires in 2023, as he would like to rest before he embarks on a new adventure in international football.
“The next step will be a national team if there is a possibility,” Guardiola was quoted by the Spanish daily Marca as saying.
“After seven years at this club, I think I will have a break. I will need a break after spending so many years somewhere and also stop to evaluate what I’ve done and try to learn from other coaches.”
“If there was an opportunity, during this break, to coach a national team, I think I would love it. I would like to lead a team in the European Championship, the Copa America or the World Cup. I would like to try it.”
The former midfielder won three Premier League titles with City and the same with Bayern Munich and Barcelona as a coach. But the Champions League title eluded him at City, after he lifted the trophy twice with Barcelona.
Guardiola also won six league titles and the 1992 European Cup with Barcelona as a player, scoring five goals in 47 international matches with Spain.
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