Man City manager Pep Guardiola kissing the Uefa Champions League trophy.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola to leave Manchester City at end of current contract

Pep Guardiola is ready to leave Manchester City when his current contract expires in 2025, following the club’s treble success

Guardiola has led City to a historic treble during the 2022/23 season with the club becoming just the second English team to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in the same campaign.


City’s success in the latter competition was the first in the club’s history and has ended Guardiola’s 12-year wait for a third European crown, having twice lifted the trophy at former side Barcelona.

The Spaniard’s achievement means Guardiola is ‘finally minded’ to leave the Etihad at the end of his current contract, according to The Guardian. An exit in 2025 will see Guardiola leave the club after nine seasons, a period which has seen the Catalan turn City into the Premier League’s dominant force.

He has won five Premier League titles in seven seasons to date, alongside the Champions League, two FA Cups and four League Cups.

Guardiola had previously planned to manage in Italy, having won league titles in Spain and Germany before his move to the Premier League. The 52-year-old has reportedly ‘changed his thinking’ in regard to Serie A however, with international football a potential option.

Guardiola is now the second most decorated manager of all time with 35 honours won in 14 seasons and trails only Sir Alex Ferguson (48) for trophies won. He is the first manager in history to have led two different clubs to treble success, after also achieving the feat at Barcelona in 2008/09.

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