Guardiola moves to ‘clarify’ his comments about potentially leaving Man City in 2023

Pep Guardiola has moved to ‘clarify’ his comments on leaving Manchester City at the expiry of his current contract in 2023.

Guardiola was this week quoted about the possibility of leaving Man City at the end of his current deal, with the Spaniard discussing a possible break from the game and move into international management.


Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Arsenal, the 50-year-old has moved to clarify his comments and says future plans will unfold at the end of his period in charge of City and not necessarily at the end of his current contract.

“I am so delighted to answer,” he said at his press conference. “I am not thinking to leave after two years. I can leave in 2 months if the result isn’t good or the organisation isn’t happy with me. I can leave in three months or five years.

“What I said is after my period at City I will take a break. It can be in one month, two years, five years. Right now I don’t have reasons to leave.

“I am more than committed to this season, to do better, play better that is my target this season. That’s for sure, when I’m finished I’ll take a rest. I wanted to do something else, after that maybe a new team or national team.

“I didn’t say in this period I’ll finish in City. I wanted to clarify.”

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