Manchester City will have to slowly prepare for life without Pep Guardiola. It has been five years since the Catalan expert was on the Citizens' bench, he will spend two more, and then he will leave. By his choice. When his current contract expires, in the summer of 2023, the chief of staff of the English champion will retire, leaving enough time for the Arab owners to find a suitable successor.
There are no problems between the management and Guardiola, only Pep has to dedicate himself to other challenges. For example, the national team. "Yes, my next step will be to lead the national team. Of course, if the opportunity arises.
"National football is the next step in my career," said Guardiola. Pep arrived at the Etihad Stadium in 2016, raised the club to a higher level, however, he will do the same as when he left Barcelona. After five years at the Nou Camp, he went on a one-year vacation and returned to work at Bayern.
Now he intends the same in the blue part of Manchester. "After seven years in City, I will need a break. I have to stop and assess the situation, learn from other coaches, and maybe switch to another path." "I would like to coach a national team, to fight for winning the European Championship, the Copa America or the World Cup ", Pep Guardiola presented his ambitions.
His performance in Manchester City is impressive. He lifted the Premier League trophy three times, won the League Cup four times, the FA Cup once, and the Community Shield twice. Only the Champions League bothers him.
He came because of it, he regularly escapes it. He'll have two more chances before he says goodbye ... Although he was quite successful in the City, most of him resented exactly what we stated: the Champions League Guardiola has been trying all these years, and last year he was closest to winning the Champions League, but unfortunately, Chelsea was better and won to the surprise of many Guardiola is one of the most successful coaches of today, and almost every club would love to have him but he doesn’t seem to want to continue a career in club competitions.
This season, he will have the opportunity to finally win the Champions League trophy and successfully end his career in the City, but if he does not succeed in that, next year will be his last chance. Who knows, maybe Guardiola will leave City with all the trophies won