Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is likely to leave the Premier League champions when his contract expires in 2023 as he looks to take a break before venturing into international football, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.
“The next step would be a national team, if there is any possibility,” Guardiola was quoted by Spanish daily Marca.
“After seven years at this club, I think I’m going to take a break. After being somewhere for so many years I have to rest and evaluate what we’ve done and try to learn from other coaches. will have to wait.
“If, during this pause process, I get a chance to coach a national team, I think I would love it. I want to coach in the European Championships or the Copa America or the World Cup. I would like to experience it.”
Former midfielder Guardiola has won three league titles with City and several titles as manager with previous clubs Bayern Munich and Barcelona. But the Champions League trophy saw him out at City after lifting him twice at Barca.
Guardiola also won six league titles and the 1992 European Cup as a player with Barcelona, scoring five goals in 47 international appearances for Spain.