Manchester City: Pep Guardiola says he will leave club when his contract expires in 2023

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Pep Guardiola won three Premier League titles at Man City

Pep Guardiola stated that he would leave Manchester City after his contract expires in 2023 and that he hopes to manage a national soccer team.

After seven years as the Premier League club's manager, the 50-year old joined City in 2016. He now plans to "have an easy break".

Guardiola said, "I think that I'm going have to stop. Guardiola stated, "I'm going to need to take a rest, see what's been done."

"The next step will be to form a national team if it is possible."

He spoke at an online event hosted by Brazilian financial services company XP Investimentos and was quoted by ESPN Brasil. He said: "I would love to train a South American team, European, playing a Copa America. I want that experience."

City will lose Harry Kane, Tottenham's striker, to the same fate as their hopes of signing him. The England captain has confirmed that he will stay put this summer.

Guardiola, who won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and four consecutive League Cups with City after leaving Barcelona in 2012, was forced to take a 12-month hiatus from management before joining Bayern Munich.